This past BC Day, Monday August 3, Tourism Victoria in conjunction with Destination British Columbia held a fun-filled Instameet.

What’s an Instameet? An Instameet is a meet up of anyone who enjoys using Instagram and sharing their passion for photography with new friends.

Participants posted their pictures with #ExploreBC and #ExploreVictoria to show our beautiful city on this special day. Other locations throughout British Columbia also shared pictures of their adventures with #ExploreBC to create some buzz and share British Columbia’s beauty.

About two dozen Victoria Instagrammers met at the Bright Pearl Statue, in front of Starbucks at Fisgard and Government Street at 3:00 p.m. on a glorious sunny afternoon. Name tags were donned and introductions made.

As participants made their way through Chinatown to Bastion Square new friendships were quickly blossoming. From Fan Tan Alley, to Market Square, onto the Inner Harbour and the Legislative Buildings, the beauty of Victoria was not too difficult to showcase. The Buskers Festival provided great photo opportunities, as did the quaint old town details.

The group finished the evening at the Royal BC Museum’s Food Truck Festival over tasty treats and delicious local beer. All in agreement that not only do we live in a beautiful city, but we have great people here too!

Tourism Victoria is hoping to host another instameet in the future so be sure to follow on Instagram: @tourismvictoriabc



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