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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

Downtown Tips (22)

Miniature World

Not really off the beaten track as far as location, It's around the side and underneath the Empress Hotel, but it's not the first thing you hear people say is a Must See for Victoria. Miniature world...
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tvor
May 31, 2003

Victoria's Old Burying Ground

Pioneer Square, Victoria's old burying ground (also known as the Quadra Street Cemetery), is one of the oldest cemeteries in British Columbia. Burials took place in the early days of the city, from...
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Jefie
Jul 10, 2007

Fort Rodd Hill & Fiscard Lighthouse

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse aren't exactly unkown spots, but they are a bit off the beaten track. It's about 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. I took the bus, and the bus only went so...
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btex
Jun 16, 2003

The Old Burying Ground

A century ago, one thousand of bodies lay buried under the earth at The Old Burying Ground. Today, it is known as Pioneer Square and some of the larger and more significant tombstones remain. Although...
Jetgirly
Jun 13, 2007

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in BC!

Although it no longer is open to the public, the replica of Anne Hathaway's Cottage can be found at the English Inn and Resort, along with a few buildings that will make you believe you have found a...
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Jefie
Jul 10, 2007

Fisherman’s Wharf

If you follow the pathway along the inner harbor west past the undersea gardens for a couple of blocks, you’ll come to Fisherman’s Wharf. This is where some of the local fishing boats land their...
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penumbra
Apr 04, 2011

A definite frontrunner in the porcelain patrol

Okay - so I'm a bit weird in that whenever I travel I like to search out the best ummm 'facilities' that I can. I call this being on the 'porcelain patrol'. Obviously this is a lot more fun,...
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suziezed
May 23, 2004

Ogden Point & Breakwater

At the entrance to the inner harbor you’ll find a breakwater shielding the deep water port of Ogden Point. This is where cruise ships and navel vessels dock when visiting Victoria. It also has a...
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penumbra
Nov 03, 2006

Burnside Heritage Mural by Frank Lewis, Volunteers

Located on the Galloping Goose Trail, this mural takes up the abutments alongside the trail where the railroad passed between the narrow concrete passage allowed by the bridge. Here, Burnisde Road...
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glabah
Feb 17, 2011

Sculpture (in Motion?)

Inside the courtyard of the Central Library Building you and your family will find a giant metallic sculpture. At the base of the sculpture there is a button. Pushing the button is hit or miss - in...
Jetgirly
Jun 13, 2007

Public Art in Various Locations

Scattered throughout Victoria it is possible to find quite an assortment of public art. This includes sculptures of varoius types, murals and paintings, and decorations of all sorts. These range from...
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glabah
Feb 17, 2011

Emily Carr House

This old Victorian house is the birthplace of Emily Carr, one of Canada's most well-known painters of the 20th century. Her artistic style was greatly influenced by the culture of the native British...
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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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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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