This 1-day Victoria Sightseeing Tour gives everybody the opportunity to explore British Columbia’s beautiful capital city. The highlights include ferry through the Gulf Islands, a tour of downtown Victoria and free time to enjoy an attraction of activity such as the famous Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum, marine life viewing, or enjoying a walking tour with our experienced, friendly and fun tour guide.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions.
- Depart Vancouver at 7:15am (please arrive at Canada Place by 7:00am)
- Ferry through the beautiful Gulf Islands
- Enjoy a scenic coastal drive through the beautiful communities of James Bay - Stop at Beacon Hill Park and Mile 0 (the start of the Trans Canada Highway)
- Stop at Fisherman's Wharf.
- Sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria including the Inner Harbour, Government street, China town, Empress hotel, and legislative buildings
- Optional activities such as visiting either Craigdarroch Castle, Butchart Gardens, The Royal BC Museum, or Marine Wildlife Watching
- Leave Victoria in the late afternoon (5.15pm)
- Return to Vancouver approximately by 9:30pm
ACTIVITY & ATTRACTION OPTIONS
We offer a variety of exciting activity and attraction options at discounted rates. Please refer to our reservation system at the time of booking for up to date prices of all activities and attractions.
Craigdarroch Castle Admission
Craigdarroch was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian era furnishings. Your self guided tour will include 39 rooms, most of which are furnished lavishly in the 1890s-1900s period, so enjoy the ambiance as you climb the 87 stairs to the tower. There you’ll see fabulous views of Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Olympic Mountains.
Orca Spirit Whale Watching
Join us on a thrilling whale watching tour led by certified Marine Naturalists and experience orca whales, gray and minke whales, porpoises, seals, sealions and bald eagles in their natural habitat. Victoria, BC is the best place on earth to view Killer Whales in the wild. With two convenient departure locations located within the Victoria Inner Harbour, offering several tours daily on both Zodiac and Covered Vessels. All tours are three hours in length.
Butchart Gardens Admission
The Butchart Gardens features fifty-five acres of stunning floral show gardens and is a National Historic Site of Canada. In addition to the beautiful Floral display, the Gardens also has an amazing fireworks show every Saturday evening throughout the summer months. The Butchart Gardens are located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Victoria so the price of the Gardens option includes the shuttle cost from downtown Victoria and return in addition to the admission cost.
Royal BC Museum Admission
The Royal BC Museum is a place of discovery. Through unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other countries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place.
The route below is for illustration purposes only. Actual travel routes are subject to change and may vary due to road and weather conditions.