Victoria, British Columbia

Oct 02, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

After another stunning sunrise and breakfast, guests departed the ship for activities around town. Whether you explored by bike or through the eyes of the natives in the Royal British Columbia Museum, local guides enhanced our knowledge of this gorgeous city by telling its stories and sharing its rich culture. After lunch on the ship, we all embarked on more adventures, some of us toured private gardens while some viewed the unique architecture of the James Bay neighborhood. Cocktail hour was held in the Robert Bateman gallery and we all got a chance to enjoy the art and contribute to conservation, all the while drinking a glass of bubbly and eating some fabulous little fixings. After dinner, the brave set out on a very spooky haunted Victoria tour led by none other than local celebrity “Historical walking tour Chris”.

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Katie Mills-Orcutt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Katie Mo started her career as a naturalist on Catalina Island where she taught marine science outdoor education and SCUBA diving. Her passion for conservation biology then led her to pursue a Masters degree in marine science at Western Washington University, studying restoration methods of the local pinto abalone. She has been diving around the world but some of her favorite spots include the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, and the beautiful kelp forests off the California coast where she was first certified to breathe underwater. It is her continued mission to educate and inspire others, and hopefully make an ocean lover out of everyone she meets.

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