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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

Ravishing Rhodos at Playfair Park

Come at the right time of year (late April to late May) and see spectacular, huge rhododendrons in bloom in this known-mostly-to-locals park. To get here take the number 6 bus (catch it across from...
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Apr 04, 2011

Eccentric Protest Sculpture along Inner Harbor

I'm not quite certain what this protest scupluture is, other than the information given on the sign beside it which states that the Victoria Harbour walkway was built for the enjoyment of the public...
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Feb 28, 2011

Lochside Regional Trail

Following a different branch of the old Canadian National Railway line north of Victoria, the Lochside Regional Trail branches off of the Galloping Goose Trail just north of the Highway 1 crossing....
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Feb 17, 2011

Barnard Park: Relax, View, and Mud Flats

Located as far west as you can go and still be in Victoria (the western border of the park is the line between the cities of Victoria and Esquimalt), Barnard Park is located on a hillside looking out...
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Feb 17, 2011

Confederation Garden Court

While it isn't exactly hidden from view, since it is right across the street from the Parliament Building and next door to the huge Hotel Grand Pacific, this little plaza isn't featured on that many...
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Feb 15, 2011

Gorge Walkway East

I have called this walkway "Gorge Walkway East" as I know not what else to call it. I have called it this because the nearby road is called Gorge Road East.From the trail intersection at the north end...
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Feb 07, 2011

Banfield Park

Connecting with the Galloping Goose Trail just on the south side of the bridge over "The Gorge", this small park features some good views of the small bay here at the east end of "The Gorge". It also...
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Feb 07, 2011

Milepost 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway

The official start of the Trans-Canada highway isn't one you will find on the mainland. Instead, to say that you have truly driven the entire distance across Canada, you have to come here to Vancouver...
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Dec 29, 2010

Ross Bay Cemetery

While walking along the Dallas Road waterfront walkway, I came across the Ross Bay Cemetery. This is not a difficult thing to find: the cemetery is huge and faces the water, and thus is just on the...
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Dec 28, 2010

"Homecoming" statue and Navy Monument

On May 4th, 2010 this monument to Canada's Royal Navy was installed on the northern end of the downtown section of Victoria's waterfront. This marked the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy, while...
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Dec 27, 2010

Laurel Point Park

Located just west of the ferry termnal that serves the international boats linking downtown Victoria with various places in the USA, Laurel Point Park features wonderful views of Victoria's Inner...
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Dec 27, 2010

Pallastsis Point - Horbour's Rocky Native Landmark

Located along the Westsong Walkway on the north side of Victoria's Inner Harbour, Pallastsis Point has been held as a special place for Vancouver Island's native cultures. It is regarded as a sacred...
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Dec 27, 2010
 
 
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"Facing the Weather and the Mountains"
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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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