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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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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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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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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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Inner Harbour

While it used to be great, and I would have rated it much higher, most of the Inner Harbour is closed to kayakers now. From what I have gathered, the float planes and the water taxis have complained...
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Walking

9/12/15 - On our Alaska cruise, there was one foreign port - Victoria, B.C. I have visited Victoria before, but still wondered what there was to do from 7pm - midnight, which is when we were in port....
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Empress Hotel

This is a very famous hotel everyone knows about it except me, well, I was joking of course I've heard about this hotel. The location of the hotel is in (government street) causeway which is the most...
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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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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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Top Warnings and Dangers in Victoria

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Street Smarts

Many of Victoria's street intersections are at strange angles, rather than being 90 degrees intersections between strict east-west and north-south streets. Instead, most of the streets fit with the...
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Health/Safety

I was just in Victoria, went to Robbins Parking Lot, nice looking and seemed like they would have security.....they don't and when I came back for my car the window was smashed and mine lap top...
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Financial/Money

As in many other countries, Canada returns the TAX you pay in purchases above 50 CND in the same ticket and before tax. Just watch out you exceed it because I had two tickets for 49.50 each and I...
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Weather

When I was here in Victoria, I ran into someone probably from Seattle or Portland that was complaining about the 77 degree weather and that it was too hot. I am writing this as the news is reporting...
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Jetgirly

"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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richiecdisc

"Quenching the Thirst of a Glorious Past: Victoria"
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