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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

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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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English Camp

Take the shuttle to English camp and hike up Mount Young. It is actually more of a hill, and the view is awesome! Prepare to spend some time taking in the view at the top. Also, stop and check out the...
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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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Sunset Trip, San Juan Bus

Starting in 2015, the San Juan Transit bus service started offering evening trips from Friday Harbor to Lime Kiln Point State Park in order for people to watch the sunset. The results, of course,...
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San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Let's face reality first: big name artists with big money art events will only come to the San Juan Islands if they are on vacation. There just isn't enough here in terms of facilities or money or...
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San Juan Historical Museum

In 1894, there was no organized ferry service to the San Juan Islands, there were 550 residents in all of San Juan county scattered across the 170 or so named islands, and James King started to...
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San Juan City Park

Across the island from Friday Harbor is the San Juan City Park. Like Lime Kiln Lighthouse, it is a great place for Sunsets and whale watching. Neither of which we stayed for while we were visiting....
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Lavender Farm

Just west of town is the Lavender farm. They have two dozen different types of lavender and hundreds of products made with lavender, including tea, bisquits, short bread, and other baked items. We had...
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Susie's Mopeds

She has mopeds, scootcars and Geo Trackers that you can rent right when you get off the ferry. Her staff is exceptional and they will customize a trip for you around the island. They even provide...
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Boat Rentals (and More) - Friday Harbor Marine

Burned Down on 18 August 2013: The Spring Street Building burned down on 18 August 2013. Friday Harbor Marine, along with a number of other businesses located in the same building, is now in a state...
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"Last Stop before You Need Your Passport"
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"Friday Harbor/San Juan Island"
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"Friday Harbor, Washington"
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"You'll want to come back."
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