Top 20 Experiences in Vancouver Island
MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS Butchart Gardens from Victoria & Entry
Experience the enchantment of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens with our evening shuttle service through-out December. We've made it easier than ever to immerse yourself in the Magic of Christmas at this iconic destination. Our shuttle will pick you up directly from your downtown Victoria Hotel, ensuring a seamless transfer to the Butchart Gardens. Your entry ticket to the gardens is included, so you can dive right into the festive wonderland. Stroll through the beautifully illuminated gardens adorned with twinkling lights, and let the Christmas spirit surround you! As you explore, you'll be serenaded by the delightful Christmas carollers, spreading joy through their harmonious melodies. Enjoy a whimsical carousel ride and make memories that will last a lifetime. Indulge in a delicious hot chocolate/treat that will warm your heart and your hands. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the 12 days of Christmas displays scattered throughout th gardens. Let's Go!
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.
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.
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!
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! 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. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.
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.
Victoria to Vancouver - Coach Bus Transfer
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a hassle-free, convenient transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver aboard a comfortable coach. Select from multiple departure times to accommodate your schedule.
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 Whale Watch Tour
Encounter majestic wildlife of the Salish Sea on a 3-4 hour onboard our Ocean Cruiser starting from downtown Victoria. Whether it is in the morning or the afternoon, be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime! The 61-foot Ocean Cruiser Marauder IV is fast, quiet, stable and comfortable. A spacious bathroom makes this 84-passenger boat suitable for all ages and abilities. Relax as you sit inside, outside, or on the top deck with the Captain – the viewing options are all terrific! Especially unique are the side decks running the whole length of the boat. There is lots of room to move, view wildlife and take that perfect picture. Your expert naturalists are on board to ensure a memorable and educational experience. Sit back and tune into our narration about wildlife and the natural history of the Vancouver Island Coast. Keep on the lookout for whales and other marine life like porpoises, elephant seals, harbour seals, sea lions and a variety of marine birds!
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 14 passengers per aircraft.
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.
Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides
While in port in beautiful Victoria, check out British Columbia's famous abundance of whales and on this educational 3-hour whale-watching cruise! You'll not only have a chance to spot these incredible mammals, but you’ll also learn all about Canada’s marine life from your expert naturalist guides. Cruise on a 40-passenger boat, designed specifically for whale watching, and listen as two onboard naturalists explain the wonders of the surrounding Pacific marine ecosystems.
Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings
Victoria and Vancouver Island have the 2nd largest wine region in BC. With so many great wineries just outside of Victoria we would be crazy to let you skip them. Join us for a 5.5 hour Vancouver Island wine tour of 3 Wineries leaving from downtown Victoria to the Vancouver Island wine route in the Cowichan Valley. This tour is your best event for wine tasting from Victoria BC. Voted top Victoria Tours on both facebook and tripadvisor.
Premier Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Victoria
Tally-Ho Carriage Tours was established in 1903 as Victoria’s first tourism-focused transportation company. Since then, the beautiful Tally-Ho horses have become iconic symbols of the city and much-loved companions of the local residents. Tally-Ho’s professional, fun-loving guides delight guests with surrounding history, local folklore, and exclusive insights into their horses and operation. Tally-Ho is a member of the Carriage Operators of North America, promoting best-practices within the industry. Tally-Ho Carriage Tours: Uniquely Charming. Famously Fun.
Vancouver Island 2-Day Tour 3/4/5 Star Hotel (Chinese & Eng)
Visit Victoria (BC Parliament Buildings, Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, Goldstream Provincial Park, Hatley Castle, Tolmie Hill Park), Chemainus, Duncan.
Ghostly Walking Tour in Victoria
Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, humour, hangings, murder and ghosts! During your 1 hour walking tour, expect to hear great storytelling as you travel through the streets and alleys of Victoria, a ghost-hunter’s paradise.
Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
You will travel on board in the comfort of a covered vessel with on-board bathrooms, complimentary hot drinks, snacks available for purchase, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas to experience the world’s best location to view whales in the wild. On this three hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia, and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its migrating orca whales. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such Bigg's transient killer whales, humpback whales, Minke whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds to name a few!
75-Minute The Royal Tour
The Capital Tour takes you through Victoria's history of becoming British Columbia's capital, also known as the Garden City Experience the melodic hoof beats as the your eyes indulge in the natural ecosystem of Vancouver island,along with a plethora of beautifully landscaped garden beds. Thru old town, the china town we proceed thru the inner harbour soaking in the views of the grand Empress Hotel and our Legislative building all while experiencing the time honored tradition of the gentle draft horse.
Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria
Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and experience the world’s best location to view whales in the wild on a three-hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as resident and transient Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds! Zodiac vessel tours are for the more wild at heart, letting the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west coast elements in an open style, 12 passenger vessel. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria.
Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour
DON'T BE A TOURIST, BE AN EXPERT FOODIE EXPLORIST! On this fun and tasty tour we take you to our favorite hidden gems in the downtown core serving up delicious multi-cultural cuisine that is unique to Victoria led by a local foodie expert guide. ON THE MENU: BC wine tasting, savoury baked goods from one of Canada's best bakery, Middle Eastern street food, authentic Korean corn dogs, gourmet cheese, a decadent chocolate tasting, and French macarons. Samples may change depending on what restaurants are open. Make new friends, meet local business owners, hear stories about history, get amazing insider tips about where to eat next, and avoid tourist trap eateries with the help of a local guide. VEGETARIANS WELCOME! WHY DO THIS TOUR? * You are an adventurous soul that wants to try new things * You have a passion for finding small hard-to-find local businesses that aren't tourist driven * You want a local authentic experience and want to eat food made by locals