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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

Siteseeing Tips (18)

The Church of Our Lord

I first passed this beautiful church on the bus then went back to see it, because it looked so lovely. The Church of Our Lord dates from 1876 making it the oldest church in Victoria. It is located on...
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IreneMcKay
Apr 19, 2015

Flowers, Sunny Skies, Dining & Sites to See

Victoria itself is just a wonderful town to visit, but of course a must see is the Butchart Gardens.My recommendation for anyone in the Vancouver, Canada area or Seattle to plan at least a couple of...
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charlenemixa
May 30, 2014

City Hall

City Hall was one of the most challenging buildings to take a picture of.There always were cars and buses in front of the building as it faces a busy intersection.The red bricks are very unique and...
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pieter_jan_v
Aug 02, 2013

Day Trips to Victoria from Seattle

Your best option is through the Victoria Clipper. It is a high-speed passenger only ferry between Victoria and Seattle. It specializes in day trips to Victoria from Seattle. They also have their own...
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darryl.wilson
Apr 23, 2008

Walking is the best way to see Victoria

I feel that the best way to see Victoria is to wander around the city by foot and explore the many streets. Don't be afraid to wander away the harbour area - many of the coolest shops I found were...
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Carmanah
Jun 21, 2007

First time away!

My fondest memory has to be of my trip to Victoria in the fall of 1993 when I was 14. I went with my friend Justine, and we had a blast! Her father dropped us in the city centre, and we just walked...
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unigirl
Jun 22, 2005

Great walking town

As you probably guessed, Victoria is no doubt is great walking town. The area around the Inner Harbor as well as streets that lead to Chinatown are all excellent for walking. There are a lot of stores...
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meteorologist1
Oct 17, 2004

Sightseeing on the #11 Bus

BC Transit's system of city busses can take you more places in Victoria than you would realize! One of the nicest busses is the #11 bus, called "UVic via Gorge-Uplands" in one direction and...
Jetgirly
Jun 20, 2004

Here is a picture of the...

Here is a picture of the dragonboat festival in the Inner Harbour area of Victoria. The event is small and less international in comparison to the Vancouver but everyone enjoys themselves. This...
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RickL
Aug 26, 2002

There are so much to do and to...

There are so much to do and to see in Victoria, you would be amazed! Downtown is nice to walk around and has the best restaurants ever,Very diversified!You can go Whalewatching, sightseeing, museum...
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Emet_Perach
Aug 25, 2002

Just walk around and enjoy the...

Just walk around and enjoy the beauty of the city! Victoria is not a very big place, and you can easily walk most of it over a day or two. Of course, it helps if the weather is nice...however,...
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unigirl
Aug 25, 2002

See the provincial museum's...

See the provincial museum's ethnographic exhibits. Informative and moving. Driving to Nanaimo--spectacular! Taking the ferry from Tsawassen to Washington state--the islands, forests, mountains, and...
noahsdad
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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"Very Victoria"
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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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"Quenching the Thirst of a Glorious Past: Victoria"
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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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