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This intimate experience is an all-day affair, perfect for anyone wishing to experience the best that our city has to offer with a guided tour that kicks off at the city’s famed Fairmont Empress Hotel. Travel through Vancouver Island’s most distinctive neighbourhoods to the beach town of Sidney. Going past cultural highlights including Beacon Hill Park, the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 Marker, Mount Tolmie and your choice of a local winery of the Butterfly Gardens. Enjoy a tea-style lunch prepared by the Empress Hotel while at the beautiful Victoria Distillers.
Watch whales and other diverse marine species on the Salish Sea on this 3.5-hour cruise in Victoria. Make multiple wildlife stops and enjoy world-class interpretation and personalized service from your naturalist guide and expert crew. This cruise is covered by the Whale Guarantee Program -- whale sightings are guaranteed during peak season!
British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance to see them! While cruising on a 40-passenger boat specifically designed for whale watching, witness these impressive mammals as two onboard naturalists provide interesting and informative commentary on the Pacific marine life off the coast of Canada.
See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore the core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have five times voted the number one museum in Canada. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery.
Weave your way along Victoria’s picturesque streets by bicycle as you learn about the history of British Columbia’s charming capital on this 2-hour tour. Explore neighborhoods like Fernwood, Chinatown and Cook Street Village; cruise along bike paths through parks such as Beacon Hill and Moss Rock; and pass by the glistening waters of the buzzing Inner Harbour. See Craigdarroch Castle, one of the tallest totem poles in the world and Victoria’s famous breathtaking architecture. This ride will show you why Victoria is one of the most bike-friendly and most livable cities in Canada.
Travel by horse-drawn carriage through many parts of Victoria, including Beacon Hill Park and the Dallas Road waterfront. Visit the Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway where you will experience the splendor of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.