First stop - Chemainus! City of Murals! You can actually take a tour of the almost 20 murals detailing the history of the region. They also have a fabulous visitor's centre with wonderful staff.
And finally right into Victoria, where we checked into our hotel. This was the view from our hotel balcony. The next morning we saw a seal playing in the little section of water between the buildings to the left. No joke. I actually took a walk along the waterfront docks the next morning in hopes of seeing him or some of his friends, but didn't have any luck.