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Beacon Hill Park Carriage Tour
"At your chosen tour time meet at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street where you'll hop into your horse-drawn carriage and begin your relaxing tour through Beacon Hill Park the oldest park in Victoria.Your experienced carriage driver will lead you past recently restored St Anne's Academy and deep into the 200-acre (74-hectare) park established in 1882. Hear stories of Victoria's past present and future as you wind down quaint paths and enjoy views of tranquil ponds dotted with stone bridges and engulfed in lush greenery and vibrant flowers. You may even spot some herons!Ride by the famous Empress hotel and Church Of Our Lo established in 1874. Wind your way back through the historical James Bay neighborhood before returning to the carriage stand to conclude your ride. "
From CAD24.00
 
The Royal Carriage Tour
"This popular tour begins with a breathtaking view of the majestic Empress Hotel overlooking the Inner Harbor with its classic tall ships and sleek sailing vessels. Feel like royalty as you journey past landmark buildings and historic homes. As you enter Beacon Hill Park you will be dazzled with the array of fragrant flowers and delightful duck ponds. You will continue on out to the Dallas Road waterfront passing Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway. Here you'll gaze at the splendor of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The rest of your tour will be through the oldest neighborhood in Victoria with an impressive variety of well-mai"""Travel by horse-drawn carriage through many parts of Victoria including Beacon Hill Park and the Dallas Road waterfront. Visit the Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway where you will experience the splendor of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca."
From CAD31.00
 
Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay
"At your selected tour time meet at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street across from the Parliament buildings where you'll hop into your horse-drawn carriage and begin your leisurely ride. Sit back relax and enjoy the views as your experienced driver navigates through historic James Bay one of the oldest residential neighborhoods on the West coast of North America. Here you'll admire magnificent architecture of some of Victoria's oldest homes. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you turn onto the Dallas Road waterfront and gaze at the captivating Olympic Mountains. Ride past the former house of Emily Carr
From CAD17.00

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Empress Hotel

Tourists will here amazing reviews about tea at the Fairmont Empress. Truthfully, what you are paying for is the novelty of dining in an elegant setting with fine service over looking Victoria's Inner...
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Attractions

While investigating my first trip to Victoria, I decided to take the Victoria Clipper out of Seattle. It is the middle of winter, and therefore the ticket price is $70 round trip, so $35 one way...
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Whale Watching

If you insist on going out whale watching (or whale harassing as the locals call it) don't tell any locals that you have done this. People who go whale watching are considered ignorant "ugly...
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Street Smarts

Government St. is the piece de la resistance of tourist traps in Victoria - littered with knicknack shops selling tiny overpriced bottles of maple syrup and plastic mountie figurines. Avoid purchasing...
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Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens are described as a must when visiting Victoria but the truth is that they are just a tourist trap. Overpriced andquite short (all the garden can be walked easily in less then an hour)...
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Butterfly Garden ripoff!

Highly touted, much acclaimed, and ardently gushed over, the Butterfly Garden is the single worst tourist trap I have been suckered into for more than 30 years. It was expensive-$11.75 USD per person...
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Carriage rides

I know some people think horse and carriage rides are terribly romantic but I just don't (and not just because I was in Victoria with Robert!). And they are usually really really expensive as far as...
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Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel

Let me start by saying that the Empress Hotel itself is definately not a tourist trap. It is a beautiful, historic, ivy covered hotel that defines Victoria. By all means go inside and wander through...
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Watch out for a campground...

Watch out for a campground near Tofino called 'Pacific Rim Resort' They claim to have over 500 sites and that they are the Hawaii of Canada. Take a tour of the campground first, check your site for a...
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680 Montreal Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1Z8, Canada
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1450 Douglas Street, (formerly Hotel Douglas), Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2G1, Canada
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777 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2B5, Canada
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Top Things to Do in 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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Butchart Gardens

We moved away from the Japanese Garden and back into the Italianate and Rose Garden areas. The former had a fountain and statue or two while the latter traded on its name with a multitude of...
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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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Inner Harbour

This is ground zero for Victoria. Politics, business, transportation and tourism are all centered here. You will find the Provincial Parliament Building here along with the Empress Hotel - and a host...
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Beacon Hill Park

After visiting the Abkhazi Gardens we took a bus back to the centre of Victoria then later visited Beacon Hill Park. This park takes its name from the fact there were two beacons located on Beacon...
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"Very Victoria"
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glabah

"Facing the Weather and the Mountains"
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Jefie

"A Canadian city with a British twist!"
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Greggor58

"A Trip Home is ALWAYS GREAT !!"
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"Quenching the Thirst of a Glorious Past: Victoria"
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