Sightseeing and Tours
During our latest visit, we took a
ride in a horse-drawn carriage from Tally-Ho
Sightseeing. The horses were parked right by our condo, so we
hopped in. The tour went by the Parliament building, Beacon Hill
Park, the Emily Carr house, and through some old Victorian neighborhoods.
Not the most exhilarating tour out there, I'm sure, but it was relaxing
and Sandra's family had a great time basking in the sunshine.
After the tour, we drove along the
scenic drive and took in the majesty of the Vancouver Island
coastline. The Olympic Mountains framed the horizon and the mansions
hung from the cliffs. People ran and walked their dogs along the
walking paths, and kids played in the parks. It only took an hour
or so, and it was quite striking. To learn more about the scenic
drive, ask the visitor's center.
There is a lot to see in Victoria,
and you may need some help to take it all in. You can take a tour
bus or a horse-drawn carriage, or drive yourself around the scenic Vancouver
Island coast. The listings below will help give you some ideas.
For other things to see, visit
For more adventurous or active tours, visit
Watching and Adventure Tours.
Also, don't forget to pick up a copy
of the Vancouver Island
Entertainment Book, which can save you big money on tours, attractions,
recreation, hotels, and dining!
Birds-eye View Walking
Walking tours of old town, Chinatown, the Empress Hotel, and more.
Black Beauty Line
Horse-drawn historical carriage tours of James Bay.
A variety of horse-drawn tours around Vancouver Island.
Historical tours of Victoria, including ghostly walks, historical walks,
and bus tours.
See Victoria in a hot air balloon.
Ride in an air-conditioned van while taking in Victoria's Attractions.
Includes hotel or bed & breakfast pickup.
Take in all the sights on a guided tour atop a double-decker bus, or
an air-conditioned motor coach.
Harbour Air Tours
Panoramic views of Victoria from the air via seaplane.
Culture & tours of Victoria's historic Chinatown.
See the inner harbour by pedicab.
The Old Cemeteries
Society of Victoria
You guessed it...tours of old cemeteries for the curious.
Open-air double-decker buses help you experience Victoria's British
Do like we did and take a pleasant ride in a horse-drawn carriage along
the waterfront or around the historical Parliament district.
Humorous and historical tours of old town Victoria's flower-lined streets
and quaint alley shops.
Private guided tours in a white, Cinderella carriage.
V.I.P. Limo Service
View Victoria from the back of a stretch limousine.
Walk on the Wild Side Tours
Personalized video graphic eco/wildlife tours.