The spectacular Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia were at their very finest in the early morning sunlight today. This 50-acre masterpiece, the destination of over one million visitors each year, began when Mrs. Jenny Butchart decided to beautify the limestone quarry on the family estate. The rainbow colors of dahlias, begonis, impatiens, hydrangeas, roses and fuchsias were just a few the plants in full September bloom.

An afternoon visit to the Royal British Columbia Museum topped off a perfect day in Victoria.