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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 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
 
Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour
"Craigdarroch Castle is an old Scottish baronial castle that sits atop Victoria's highest point. Built in the late 1880's for a wealthy coal baron this castle displays the opulence of the late Victorian age. The castle is perched next to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed during her visits to Victoria. The stunningly remarkable gardens offer mountain views a Japanese garden Rhododendrons a classic English rose garden and a myriad of West Coast garden scenes. You will also visit Victoria's oldest and largest churches. The route passes by several character homes offering guests a taste of Victoria's charm. This tour is seasonal and only operates from February through to November."""
From CAD108.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Friday Harbor

Off The Beaten Path

Spring Street Landing Aquarium

In some ways, Spring Street Landing isn't that much of an off the beaten path place. This is where the Victoria Clipper ties up once a day during peak tourist season, and quite a number of people walk...
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Historical Museum: Scribner Cabin / Schoolhouse

This tip is part of a larger set of tips about the San Juan Island Historical Museum (see my overall San Juan Island Historical Museum tip athttp://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/230a64/for a bit...
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Dec 03, 2015

Sunken Park: Tiny Park near Center of Downtown

I will not go so far as to say that Sunken Park is a hidden gem in this city, but the fact is that there are only so many places to go in a city as small as Friday Harbor. This little park is...
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glabah
Apr 05, 2015

A Whale of a Tail: "Fluke" by Micajah Bienvenu

On January 10th, 2013 a new sculpture was installed at 1st and A Streets in Friday Harbor. Created by Friday Harbor sculptor Micajah Bienvenu, this is a more artistic reminder of the largest of...
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Apr 03, 2015

Friday Harbor Floating Breakwater

Providing a unique way to view Friday Harbor from the water without having to rent a boat or kayak and get out into the water yourself, the floating breakwater constructed for Friday Harbor's marina...
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glabah
Jul 09, 2014

Fairweather Park

Hugging the waterline between the harbor and Front Street, and running northwest of where West Street should be if it were to continue all the way to Front Street, this little park provides a relaxing...
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Jun 12, 2014
 
 
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Spring Street Landing

This modern but attractive structure serves as the arrival and departure point for the Victoria Clipper, and sits at the end of the pier from which a number of the whale watch boats and other tour...
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Jun 02, 2014

Story Pole / Totem Pole (Fairweather Park)

In an acknowledgement of First Nations culture, this story pole was erected in Fairweather Park.Calling these totem poles isn't always accurate. A totem pole tells the story of a particular family...
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Nov 08, 2013

Concerts on the Lawn: Free Music in Summer

Due to the difficulty of getting to the islands compared to the mainland, an awful lot of touring bands don't even think about coming out to the islands.In order to try to provide a bit of cultural...
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Aug 19, 2013

Viewpoint at Top of Stairs at West Street

A small public park (as a sign in the park clearly states - see photo 1) sits at the northwest end of West Street. Here you will find a picnic table and several benches overlooking the harbor and...
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Jul 22, 2013

Historical Museum: Friday Harbor Antique Jail

The old jail is part of the San Juan Historical Museum, which I have covered in a Friday Harbor Things to Do Tip, Please see my overall San Juan Island Historical Museum tip...
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Jul 19, 2013

Historical Museum: Carriage House

This tip is part of a larger set of tips about the San Juan Island Historical Museum (see my overall San Juan Island Historical Museum tip athttp://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/230a64/for a bit...
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Jul 19, 2013

Friday Harbor Art Studio: Famous Scrimshaw Artist

It should not be surprising at all that Friday Harbor produces and attracts artists that are very good at showing water scenes. Howard Rosenfeld is one such artist, and inside his studio you will find...
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Jul 13, 2013

2nd Story Public Viewpoint

This isn't necessarily an extremely difficult location to find, but it is something that is very easy to walk right past and not know it exists.The building known as "Town Square" directly across the...
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Jul 05, 2013

Top Hotels in Friday Harbor

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2371 Mitchell Bay Road, , Friday Harbor, Washingto
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260 'B' Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States
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4313 Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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770 Mullis Street, 98250
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318 Trumpeter Way, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States
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Top Things to Do in Friday Harbor

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Whale Watching

My previous experience with Whale Watching Trips was the Victoria Clipper (see my Seattle tip on that, as they operate a day trip out of Seattle). One of the problems with the Clipper, however, is...
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Lime Kiln Point State Park - Whale-Watching

Take the road to Limekiln State Park and be attentive on the way maybe you see wales even before you reach the park. That is what happened to us. We noticed a photographer on the cliffs so we pulled...
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Whale Museum

These days perhaps it is a bit ironic that a location that has some of the most coveted views in Friday Harbor in fact is a museum building that has few windows at all, and only one tiny one that take...
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Kayak Trips - Kayaking

Friday Harbor, unfortunately, doesn't have a huge amount in it in terms of excitement in the evening. So, while I was wandering through town looking for somewhere to eat dinner, I noticed a sign in...
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American Camp

The American Camp is a National Historic site, where the US troops camped for 12 years during the Great Pig War. (See Travelog for more detail). A small visitor center exists that has a few artifacts...
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San Juan Islands

Finding things to do in the San Juan Islands can be an interesting experience, and not necessarily easy for those who are used to finding out about everything online. Here in the San Juan Islands,...
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Top 5 Friday Harbor Writers

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glabah

"Last Stop before You Need Your Passport"
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paulscuba

"Friday Harbor/San Juan Island"
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Elli99fh

"Friday Harbor, Washington"
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"San Juan island Page"
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Toughluck

"You'll want to come back."
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