Victoria, British Columbia

Sep 25, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

The rich culture and history of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, runs deep. From First Nation to fur trading outposts, to feisty gold rush boom town, this jewel of the Pacific Northwest is now a popular global destination. Docked in the center of town, the National Geographic Quest was ideally situated for us all to explore, learn, and enjoy so much of what this city has to offer.

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About the Author

Ian Strachan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

One steady constant in Ian’s life has been the ocean. Born by the rocky shores of mid-coast Maine, his family repatriated to far north Queensland in Australia early on in his life where he became a dual-citizen and sparked his passion for exploring new environments. Living only an hour away from the Great Barrier Reef served to direct, if not focus, the exhilaration of discovery and set him on his current path. Returning to native soil for education, Ian was fascinated by altogether too many subjects, leaving him with a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Psychobiology, focusing on animal behavior and perception, and with minors in Astronomy, History, and Environmental Science.

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