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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
 
Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
"Meet your guide and pick out a cruiser bike that’s a good fit strap on your helmet and embark on a 2-hour journey exploring Victoria’s flat to rolling terrain. Pedal your way through the city’s diverse landscape and neighborhoods while listening to your informative guide detail the history behind the iconic buildin you’ll cruise along the bustling Inner Harbour where you’ll watch seaplanes come in for a landing on the glassy waters. Then you’ll venture through the iconic Gates of Harmonious Interest the entrance to the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Victoria’s Chinatown is a designated National Historic Site.Decide for yourself if the beautifully eerie Craigdarroch Castle is truly haunted or not. The historic 39-room Scottish Baronial mansion
From CAD51.00
 
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

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The Avalon: (Formerly) Amazing Breakfasts!

I've been keeping it inside for too long! I've been wanting to update my review for months now, but I haven't had the heart. Tonight, I realized the time had come.

My original review of The Avalon talked about what a wonderful restaurant it was, how the home-cooking was to die for, and how the service was great. Well, kids, times (and, more importantly, owners) have changed. I have been to The Avalon twice since they changed hands (about three years ago) and both times I have been underwhelmed. While The Avalon still serves up delectable oaten toast (quite possibly Victoria's best breakfast bread), the rest of the menu has slid. On a recent visit, I requested eggs that were scrambled firm- not runny. What arrived on my plate was a neon-yellow mush (all yolks, no whites... great for my heart... or not) that literally OOZED every time I put my fork into it. I was so repulsed by the oozing eggs that I couldn't even bring myself to ask for new ones, as I'd been totally turned off the idea of ever eating eggs again. The rest of the meal was also soggy and lackluster, with hash browns that weren't crisp and fried tomatoes that were far from ripe. The Avalon used to be packed all the time, but on both of my recent visits there was only one other party in the small restaurant. Clearly, locals have moved down the street to The Blue Fox, where your eggs look like food, hashbrowns come crispy (or extra-crispy if you ask) and the toast... well... call ahead and The Avalon will bake you a loaf to go!

Jetgirly
Dec 30, 2007
 
 
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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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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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Miniature World

It is located next to the Empress hotel. According to its brochure, its highlights are the world's largest dollhouse and the world's longest model railroad. Other exhibits include miniature scenes of...
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Helmcken House

Helmcken House is near the Royal BC Museum. Helmcken House is an old wooden house that was the home of Dr John Sebastian Helmcken. He was the first doctor to work for the Hudson Bay Company in...
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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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