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Greater Victoria View Royal Casino

casinoOne of the main reasons why visitors come to Vancouver Island is the nature. Here you get the best of what Canada has to offer, from whale and bear watching, trekking, kayaking, camping, boating or hot springs to name a few. But Victoria is also a large city and after all the exhaustion from such physical activity, there is no better place to relax. Night life choices are plentiful with restaurants and discos, and you can even play casino games if you are in a gambling mood.

The Greater Victoria View Royal Casino is the reference in town when it comes to these games. With over 300 slots machines, 30 tables games, a restaurant, a snack bar and lounge, you are guaranteed to find something fun to do. Their choice of slot machines includes Magic Lamp, Triple Blazing Sevens and Wild Cherry with jackpots up to $25,000. For table games you will find a dealer for blackjack, Seven Card Stud, Red Dog or Sic Bo. And of course you can practice your Texas Holdem strategy as holdem is always the favorite of poker variations at the View Royal. They often offer poker tournaments during the weekend. Finally you can also hit the roulette wheel if you are looking for a big instantaneous payout.

This venue is conveniently located at the center of Victoria on Old Island Highway with 36,000 square foot of modern gaming facilities to please the most demanding players. You can get accommodation next door at the Birds of a Feather bed and breakfast located along Esquimalt Lagoon. From there you can head to the casino, or visit the BC Aviation Museum, take a double deck horse drawn carriage, discover FisGard Light House and the gun batteries at Fort Rodd Hill, and much more.

Regarding dining out and the local food you will not be disappointed with the culinary delights that you will enjoy in the neighbourhood either. As nature provides so much sea food, fish and games, it is just a perfect combination with the Canadian cooking skills. Interesting dishes to try are Terra Nossa Farm pork prepared with Umi Nami Farm salsa presented on rice and nori, artisan cheese, Wagyu Tasting Menu or even Neapolitan pizzas. A lot of gaming meat is available such as free range turkeys, Vancouver Island wild bear meat, muscovy duck or pheasant.

As you can see there is a great combination of activities to enjoy on Vancouver Island so why not visiting this unsploiled Canadian paradise?