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Beacon Hill Park Carriage Tour
"At your chosen tour time meet at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street where you'll hop into your horse-drawn carriage and begin your relaxing tour through Beacon Hill Park the oldest park in Victoria.Your experienced carriage driver will lead you past recently restored St Anne's Academy and deep into the 200-acre (74-hectare) park established in 1882. Hear stories of Victoria's past present and future as you wind down quaint paths and enjoy views of tranquil ponds dotted with stone bridges and engulfed in lush greenery and vibrant flowers. You may even spot some herons!Ride by the famous Empress hotel and Church Of Our Lo established in 1874. Wind your way back through the historical James Bay neighborhood before returning to the carriage stand to conclude your ride. "
From CAD24.00
 
The Royal Carriage Tour
"This popular tour begins with a breathtaking view of the majestic Empress Hotel overlooking the Inner Harbor with its classic tall ships and sleek sailing vessels. Feel like royalty as you journey past landmark buildings and historic homes. As you enter Beacon Hill Park you will be dazzled with the array of fragrant flowers and delightful duck ponds. You will continue on out to the Dallas Road waterfront passing Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway. Here you'll gaze at the splendor of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The rest of your tour will be through the oldest neighborhood in Victoria with an impressive variety of well-mai"""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."
From CAD31.00
 
Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay
"At your selected tour time meet at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street across from the Parliament buildings where you'll hop into your horse-drawn carriage and begin your leisurely ride. Sit back relax and enjoy the views as your experienced driver navigates through historic James Bay one of the oldest residential neighborhoods on the West coast of North America. Here you'll admire magnificent architecture of some of Victoria's oldest homes. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you turn onto the Dallas Road waterfront and gaze at the captivating Olympic Mountains. Ride past the former house of Emily Carr
From CAD17.00

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Where to go at Victoria BC

Favorite thing The Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre is located downtown at the Inner harbour at 812 Wharf Street. Phone: +1-800-6633883.
Hours of Operation: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

City Counsil webpage.

Victoria Preference Exploration Map.

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pieter_jan_v
Oct 10, 2012

A map of Victoria comes in handy

Favorite thing Victoria is best explored on foot, and while a lot of the obvious attractions (the Royal BC Museum, the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building, the Inner Harbour, Government Street, Miniature World, the Bug Zoo, Undersea Gardens, the Wax Museum, Thunderbird Park) are all located within a block or two of eachother, other attractions aren't so obvious unless you have a map.

If you'd like a map of Victoria, you can pick one up for free on board the BC Ferries. You can also pick them up for free at the Visitor Information Centre across the street from the Empress Hotel.

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Carmanah
Jun 20, 2007

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Favorite thing This is a map of VANCOUVER ISLAND. Hans and I travelled from Victoria and headed north on Highway 1 to Duncan, Chemainus, then Highway 4 to Port Alberni & Tofino. We backtracked to Parksville and Nanaimo where we took the ferry back to the mainland.

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LoriPori
Oct 22, 2004

A great place to help organize your trip

Favorite thing Whether you check them out virtually before you get here (http://www.tourismvictoria.com/) or go to their location on the Inner Harbour, Tourism Victoria is a great resource to help you figure out what you are going to do in and around Victoria.

You can book tickets online for popular attractions (like the Eternal Egypt display on right now at the Royal BC Museum) and use their Trip Planner (see the My Trip Planner link) to plan out your trip for free.

Fondest memory You'll find the folks in the Visitor Information Centre helpful even though they are exceedingly busy in the summertime. There are brochures on just about anything you might be interested in and they'll help you with whatever questions you might have about any aspect of your visit to Victoria.

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suziezed
Jul 21, 2004
 
 
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Take a scenic drive from the...

Favorite thing Take a scenic drive from the ferry to Victoria. I can't remember exact roads, but there's a main highway you can take to the city. Instead, take the other highway that goes all along the shore through places like Cadboro Bay and Oak Bay. It's a beautiful drive and an oppurtunity to see some of the nicest homes on the island. It's a well-worth scenic sidetrip!

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Aug 25, 2002

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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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