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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
"You'll start out by visiting Fisherman's Wharf a local house boat community. From there make your way in the inner harbour to view the Parliament Buildings as well as the famous Empress Hotel. You'll then pass through the historical shopping district downtown as you make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown.Afterwards drive through the heritage community of James Bay to see the Emily Carr House the famous childhood home of local Canadian painter Emily Carr. Then journey through the Beacon Hill Park to visit some local Peacocks and view the world's tallest Totem Pole. Pass through the Lieutenant Governor's Estate and Mansion and then head toward pass through the beautiful Oak Bay Village and stop at the Oak Bay Marina to visit some local harbor seals. Afterwards
From CAD220.00
 
Historic Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of James Bay
"Explore historic James Bay one of Vancouver Island's oldest residential districts. As you travel by horse-drawn carriage you'll see amazing heritage buildings including the 1871 birthplace of Emily Carr stunning stained glass windows and delightful gardens. The invigorating smell of salt air and the beauty of the Strait of Juan de Fuca will take your breath away as your carriage turns to roll down Dallas Road. See the Washington snow-capped Olym this tour may instead guide you through historic downtown introducing you to the history of Old Towne Victoria
From CAD100.00
 
Victoria Grand City Private Tour and Craigdarroch Castle
"Travel in a private 10-passenger van as you explore Victoria known for its historical venues and scenic landscapes. Your 1.5-hour tour starts with pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging. After meeting your driver and guide you will make your way to the downtown core near Victoria's inner harbour. Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum which features artifacts galleries and collections of British Columbia's natural modern and human history. Afterwards
From CAD168.00

Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra statue

At first sight is strange to see a statue with the name Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra.What is the reason this Spanish gentleman is honoured at Victoris?Well, it turns out he was Captain in the...
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Oct 07, 2012

The Emily Carr statue

Next to the Empress hotel at the corner of Government Street and Belleville Street there is a 3 meter high statue of artist Emily Carr and her pet monkey Woo.It's a work of sculptor Barbara Paterson...
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Oct 06, 2012

Canadian Dollar

Almost all stores and shops will accept US dollars. One Canadian dollar equals about $0.65USD. When you pay with USD, they will give you CDN in change. Do your best to spend all your Canadian cash...
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RJ1967
Feb 22, 2003

Well, if you are Spanish...

Well, if you are Spanish (European, in general) probably you have seen enough monumental cities. What makes Canadá different? I think it is the countryside: visit the forests, the coast, mountains ......
-deja.Ismael
Aug 24, 2002

It is said that Victoria is...

<It is said that Victoria is more England than London, in many ways. It is the seat of Government for the Province of British Columbia although the Province's largest city is Vancouver.Our little...
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pjallittle
Aug 24, 2002

Firefighters Memorial

At the side of Victoria's City Hall at Pandora Avenue is a memorial to commemmorate the local firefighters who lost their lives during duty.
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"Facing the Weather and the Mountains"
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"A Canadian city with a British twist!"
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"A Trip Home is ALWAYS GREAT !!"
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Things to Do Near Victoria

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Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco. Victoria's Chinatown grew up to house the many Chinese...
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Craigdarroch Castle

As soon as we said we were going to Victoria, everyone who had ever been there told us we had to go to Butchart Gardens, but we did not. The reason for this was that I found so many things I wanted to...
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City Hall

Victoria City Hall is located on Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue. It was completed in 1890 and was designed by architect John Teague. Outside there was a statue and a memorial to Victoria's...
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Harbour ferries

Well known for its charming city center the picturesque harbor, is a manageable on walking and explore the charming harbor and main city streets without paying for needless tours. The harbor area...
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Fisherman's Wharf

FIsherman's Wharf is Victoria's hidden treasure waiting for discovery! It's so close to downtown, and has a vibrant atmosphere with funky floathomes, fishing vessels and marine life! You get a front...
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Market Square

Market Square dates from the late 1800s. This was a time when Victoria was enjoying rapid growth and prosperity due to all the gold prospectors passing through on their way to seek their fortunes in...
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