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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

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Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park is situated right next to the Royal British Columbia Museum. The park's name comes from the mythological Thunderbird of many First Nations' legends. The thunderbird is a legendary...
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IreneMcKay
May 29, 2015

Thunderbird Park

The park just in front of the museum complex, this park is one of the highlights of any visit in Victoria for it Totem pole. Here you will find many different types of totem poles and other monuments...
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shavy
Jul 01, 2014

Remains of Old Victoria

Thunderbird Park is right next door to, and essentially a part of, the Royal BC Museum. I say that it is essentially part of the Royal BC Museum because it is part of the same grounds, and many of the...
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glabah
Feb 17, 2011

Netherlands Centennial Carillon

While not officially part of Thunderbird Park, this huge bell tower is in fact part of the exterior features of the Royal British Columbia Museum, and therefore it fits in more with the features of...
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glabah
Jan 31, 2011

Helmcken House

The oldest surviving house in Victoria, and supposedly all of British Columbia, is the Helmcken House, built in 1852. It is in Thunderbird Park next to the Royal British Columbia Museum. It belinged...
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WulfstanTraveller
Oct 10, 2010

First Nations Tradition...

No matter how many times I have visited the Park I always go back for more...I am always intrigued by these totems and I never tire of seeing or photographing them...Totem Poles are carved wooden...
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Greggor58
Sep 13, 2009

Thunderbird Park

While Victoria's English heritage is very present throughout downtown, I feel that it's very important to acknowledge Victoria's long-standing First Nations heritage. For the First Nations (the...
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Carmanah
Jul 12, 2007

A glimpse of traditional culture.

Thunderbird Park is a small area next to the Royal British Columbia Museum where you can see a collection of story poles (totem poles). There is also a workshop where you can watch traditional carving...
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worldkiwi
Aug 18, 2006

A Collection of Totem Poles

Located at the corner of Belleville and Douglas Street, Thunderbird Park came into existance in 1941 when the museum took several totem poles from its collections and put them in outdoors on the...
Jetgirly
Jul 02, 2006

Totem Poles at the Thunderbird Park

If you are looking for totem poles in Victoria, you will find lots of them in Thunderbird Park which is located very close to the Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings. You can look at all kinds of...
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meteorologist1
Sep 24, 2004

THUNDERBIRD PArk

The park has a wonderful collection of Totem Poles. Don’t miss it. You walk slowly at the open air collection of Totem Poles learning to appreciate this glorious art. It started in 1940 when old totem...
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galy
Mar 31, 2004

Thunderbird Park

it is not a very big park in downtown, but the totem poles do attract my attention and wanna have a look what's it about.take a slow walk and look around, this park in surround by museum and other low...
vividvivian
Oct 11, 2003
 
 
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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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