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Canada: Victoria Sightseeing & Transfers


Canada: Victoria Sightseeing & Transfers

story by: Inspire Canada & Alaska

On the southern tip of Vancouver Island an elegant reminder of the British Empire lives on as the capital of British Columbia. Victoria, with its iconic Provincial Legislature buildings and Empress Hotel, provides a remarkable contrast to the untamed landscapes that surround it.

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in the Empress’ Tea Lobby and stroll among the immaculate floral displays that make the Butchart Gardens one of the world’s best, while not far off shore pods of Orcas play. The Inner Harbour is the best place to begin enjoying the city’s charms. Once a bustling port of fur traders and dealers in legal opium sales, the old town brings the history of Victoria’s past alive. Uncover more local history at the Royal BC Museum. one of the world's best small museums.

    Join us aboard an authentic English double decker bus for a narrated tour. Over 50 acres of blossoms and fragrance await you at the enchanting Butchart Gardens. You will stroll through themed gardens linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. The gardens were established in 1904 and are in the style of the grand estates of the period, retaining the original design and producing outstanding floral displays.
    DEPARTS: Daily (Feb-Nov)
    DURATION: 3.5 hours
    This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, Minke Whales, Gray Whales, Porpoises, harbour Seals and other marine wildlife. You choose between a custom-built high speed Zodiac or a covered boat whilst listening to the commentary by a Marine biologist.
    DEPARTS: Daily (Apr-Oct)
    DURATION: 3 hours
    After pick up from selected Vancouver hotels, you will be transferred by coach 45 mins to the ferry terminal where your coach boards the BC Ferry. You are free to explore the ferry on the 95 minute crossing. Grab a cup of tea and a bite to eat while you relax back and enjoy the view of the gulf islands. Then reboard the coach and transfer into Victoria.
    DEPARTS: Daily
    DURATION: 4 hours

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