We take the ferry from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay to avoid the busy traffic of Victoria. The crossing takes about 25 minutes and cost us about $30.
The BC Forestry Discovery Centre collects and preserves "artifacts relevant to coastal forestry, as well as educating the public about life, work and the environment in forest communities of coastal British Colombia.
With the price of admission ($16 adults, $14 seniors) you get unlimited rides on the steam train as well. http://bcforestdiscoverycentre.com/