Top 20 Experiences in victoria
Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance to see them! While cruising on a 40-passenger boat specifically designed for whale watching, witness these impressive mammals as onboard naturalists provide interesting and informative commentary on the Pacific marine life off the coast of Canada.
Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Join us as we head out in search of marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria! Hop aboard your open-air vessel in Victoria’s inner harbour and enjoy an intimate wildlife experience for the adventurous at heart! The zodiac is custom built for exploring the Salish Sea. Keep a sharp lookout for whales, pinnipeds and other marine wildlife!
Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour
Salish Shadow - Whales & Marine Adventure! Enjoy the ultimate a 3-hour Whale &Marine Wildlife Tour on board our new 12 passenger High Speed Coastal Explorer. - Introducing our brand new Aluminum Coastal Explorer, Salish Shadow, designed for the serious Marine Adventure Seeker. - Twin 300Hp 4 stroke outboards provide the perfect balance of speed, low noise, high-efficiency and economy. - With two outside viewing area’s, a fully heated cabin area with washroom, this vessel provides the ultimate combination of excitement and comfort. - You'll search for Orcas (Killer Whales), Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Seals, Harbour Porpoise, Dall's Porpoise, Steller (Northern) and California Sea Lions, and over 127 species of marine birds. - We will also show you some incredible scenery and historic land marks.
3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Butchart Gardens and City Tour covers some of the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market and includes stops at The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government St., the Inner Harbour, and the Parliament Buildings. There are six local tastings along the route as we discuss the history and quirks of beautiful Victoria, B.C. Tastings vary, but can include meatballs, pierogies, southern biscuits, spring rolls, tea, chocolate, and much more!
Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight
This 35-minute seaplane flight is a quick and easy way to travel from Victoria to Vancouver, and adds a little excitement to boot. In Victoria, capture prime aerial views of Inner Harbour, Fairmont Empress hotel and BC Parliament Buildings. Fly north over the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands, and then make a splashy ending at Vancouver’s Coal Harbour.
Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour
Admire the spectacular panorama of downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on this memorable half-hour (20-minute flight) seaplane trip. See the stunning rugged coastline and the inviting mountains in the distance. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 13 passengers per aircraft.
4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
This adventure is a 3 to 4 hour fully-guided whale watching, wildlife and sunset viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria on the Salish Sea Eclipse - a state of the art covered catamaran with three viewing decks! Your adventure will be ending when the sun goes down and will be an experience to remember!
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Hop aboard Salish Sea Eclipse – a high-speed, luxury, custom-built catamaran. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one. Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea in comfort, as we cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of wildlife, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals stories to life! The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.
Cowichan Valley Wine Tasting: Explore Vancouver Island's New Wine Appelation
The Cowichan Valley ('warm land') offers beautiful vineyards situated in spectacular surroundings. Your 6-hour Tesla Tour will visit three Cowichan Valley vineyards of your choice including a wine tasting at each vineyard. Local growers and family-run businesses love to share their passion for the region and their unique approaches to viticulture results in a bounty of fine wines you won't find anywhere else. Averill Creek Vineyard (AverillCreek.ca), Blue Grouse Estate Winery (BlueGrouse.ca), Cherry Point Estate Wines, Unsworth Vineyards and Vigneti Zanatta are a few of our personal favourites. Our complimentary First Class concierge service is pleased to arrange for a gourmet picnic at your preferred destination or schedule a reservation at a casual fine-dining establishment such as Zanatta's Vinoteca or Unsworth Restaurant.
Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour
Enjoy a luxury city tour with your own personal guide and experience the beautiful and historical city of Victoria. Your guide will show you the major highlights and also some of the city's hidden gems. Enjoy a scenic drive out to the Butchart Gardens. Over 100 years old, the gardens were once an old lime quarry now transformed into a piece of heaven. Even if you're not a fan of flowers, you will be amazed by the layout of the 55 acre estate. After the gardens, enjoy a scenic drive back to Victoria. This tour is great for those who want to experience all the major highlights in a short time. Please be advised that all sightseeing tours may be customized to the customers requests.
Private Small Group Deluxe Tour of Victoria & to Butchart Gardens
Come along for a private, personable tour of Victoria and transportation to the beautiful Butchart Gardens in our large deluxe van! Wander through Fisherman’s Wharf, an eclectic collection of colourful floating homes and restaurants. Admire the historic Legislative buildings and exquisite Empress Hotel at the charming inner harbour. Travel through Old Town Victoria and Canada’s oldest Chinatown, take a walk through Fan Tan Alley. Relax on the way to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Wander along the paths of gorgeous floral displays, enjoy the amazing Sunken Garden, Rose Garden (in season), Italian and Mediterranean Gardens. Enjoy the tranquility of the Japanese Gardens. Afterwards we will drive to Mount Tolmie to soak in the outstanding panoramic views. Travel through charming neighbourhoods, stop and view the outside of Craigdarroch Castle and Government House (where the Royal family stays). *Please note admission to Butchart Gardens is additional.
2-Hour Grand City Tour
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
Waterfalls, Cathedral Grove Rainforest, and Coombs Adventure with Hiking
This 9-hour personal guided tour is a full action packed day of outdoor adventure at its best. Enjoy a scenic drive past Nanaimo to the Coombs area where you will experience some of Vancouver Island's best scenery. Visit the Englishman River Falls and take a short hike up and down the falls to capture some exciting photos. You'll also stop at the country village of Coombs, the Little Qualicum Falls, and Cathedral Grove, an enchanting rain forest with some of the oldest trees on the island dating back over 500 years old. Please note: Pricing is per group, up to 8 people
Hop On Half Day Sightseeing Victoria
Experience Victoria like no other aboard one of our open top double-decker buses! Sightseeing Victoria’s Hop-On Hop-Off Afternoon CitySights Tour allows guests great flexibility to explore the many popular attractions Victoria has to offer. Our fully narrated guided tour will give you an in-depth understanding of Victoria's local history and best attractions. From China Town to Oak Bay there is something for everyone. Our 15 different destinations give you an array of options. Truly the best way to discover Victoria’s must-see points of interest!
Private Tour Countryside Roads to Butchart Gardens and City Tour
Explore the most picturesque roads of southern Vancouver Island with our experienced local tour guides, we will provide you with plenty of opportunities to walk and discover different destinations. We offer private tours that are customized to your interests, preferred pace, and starting time, making your experience truly unique.
2-Hour Victoria Highlights Private Walking Tour
This 2-hour Private City Tour of Victoria will connect you and your group to the City of Gardens, exclusively, through the eyes of a local guide. Together we will walk through the city and visit many of the must-see landmarks, attractions, and establishments along the way. Victoria is filled with stories that will connect you to its history, architecture, triumphs, and shortcomings. We will meet local legends and guide you to what interests you most. The tour is filled with recommendations & tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Victoria!
Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley
FOOD, WINE and SPECTACULAR SCENERY. Join Island Time Tours for a lovely relaxing adventure exploring the Cowichan Valley. We depart with "fewer faces, bigger spaces". We visit 3 of the prettiest vineyards and do our own thing to avoid any line-ups. We offer you a wonderful experience at each vineyard.. Relax, inhale and take in this beautiful countryside. LUNCH is filled with local fresh delights with WINE served weather permitting in the great outdoors/inside on colder days. . Great food, award winning wines and spectacular beauty. Let's go! Dress for the weather. Winter we will be inside for tastings though you may enjoy a walk around the vineyard where available. Please advise if you have any diet issues min. 24 hours in advance. Lunch options include Vegan/Veggie or meat style options. This is a shared experience with 12 or less people each departure. If you book same day your lunch option will differ and no diet issues offered.
Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
Weave your way along Victoria’s picturesque streets by bicycle as you learn about the history of British Columbia’s charming capital on this 2-hour tour. Explore neighborhoods like Fernwood, Chinatown and Cook Street Village; cruise along bike paths through parks such as Beacon Hill and Ross Bay; and pass by the glistening waters of the buzzing Inner Harbour. See Craigdarroch Castle, one of the tallest totem poles in the world and Victoria’s famous breathtaking architecture. This ride will show you why Victoria is one of the most bike-friendly and most livable cities in Canada.