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Our most recommended Vancouver Island Walking Tours

  • Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

    1. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

    Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

    An amazing way to spend an afternoon. Very knowledgeable on the History in the area. We will be recommending this to our family and friends.

  • Whale Watching Tour in Victoria, BC

    2. Whale Watching Tour in Victoria, BC

    The waters of Victoria BC are home to three of the major Pods (groups) of Killer Whales. This tour presented by pioneers in the field will offer the unique experience of observing these magnificent mammals in their natural environment. The area's resident Killer Whales spend much of their time around Victoria and San Juan Island feeding on the natural abundance of salmon, one of their principal diet sources. The extensive spotting network and years of experience in locating the whales ensures a very high success rate for tours. The area of operations in the water surrounding Southern Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands is the home of pods "J", "K", and "L" numbering approximately 90 whales in total. Your crew is waiting to introduce you to these magnificent mammals and share with you the myriad of other natural wonders abundant in this pristine marine environment. ...

  • Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

    3. Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

    After meeting your skipper at the dock, get suited up in a cozy cruiser suit, ensuring your comfort and safety for the duration of the trip. This 3-hour whale-watching tour boasts sightings of just about everything there is to see, from wolves roaming nearby islands to groups of predatory transient orcas and breaching humpback calves. Your ride on one of the zipping Zodiac-style boats will be nearly as exciting as seeing the whales.  Each of the boats seats 12, and there are great views from every seat. Once out of the former fishing village of Telegraph Cove, you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of species of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals, otters, and bald eagles. Every tour is guided by a Transport Canada-approved skipper, who will provide information and commentary on all of the wildlife y...

    He was great, informative, patient when the whales came he stayed longer so we could get a good look. Thanks for a great experience. Hope to do it again someday.

  • From Victoria: Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion

    4. From Victoria: Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion

    Experience the world’s most beautiful coastline on a 3-hour marine wildlife tour from Victoria, British Columbia, and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as Steller and California sea lions, humpback whales, sea and river otters, Minke whales, harbor seals and many marine birds to name a few. You will travel on-board an open-top Zodiac boat to race across the seas. In a smaller, open style 12 passenger vessel, you can be on scene with the wildlife faster and get once in a lifetime exposure to the true west coast elements. Helping to protect the environment, the Zodiacs are powered by eco-friendly Yamaha 4-stroke outboards renowned for their ultra-low emissions and quiet operating levels. Modeled after fast-response coast guard rescue vessels, the zodiacs combine spee...

  • Victoria: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    5. Victoria: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Tour the romantic and exciting city of Victoria on a self-guided tour. Learn about the city's fascinating history and how it has progressed into the capital of British Columbia. This audio tour will show you the incredible Royal BC Museum, where you are able to see many exhibits and features that make up Victoria. Walk through one of the oldest and vibrant Chinatown's in North America. Then visit other stops such as the Inner Harbour Centre, BC Parliament Building, Emily Carr House, Bastion Square, Fan Tan Alley, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, Tallest Totem in Victoria, and Mile Zero. Enjoy a memorable tour which encompasses all the highlights of this amazing city. As a self-guided audio tour, you have the power to control your experience. Set the pace and take in the atmosphere.

  • 6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

    6. 6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

    Join one of the highest rated wine tours in British Columbia.  Interact directly with the winery teams and enjoy your own private group tastings.  This tour is a must see for anyone who loves wine or just wants a day of relaxation in the Cowichan Valley. All tastings are included as well as a BBQ burger and salad lunch.  See three of the top rated wineries in the Cowichan Valley. Sample Itinerary:

    • 9:45 AM: Registration - Pickup at 660 Oswego St, Victoria, BC at the passenger loading zone 
    • 10:00 AM: Leave for Enrico
    • 10:40 AM: Lookout photo stop at the top of the Malahat
    • 11:00 AM: Enrico Tasting and Lunch
    • 12:15 PM: Leave for Blue Grouse
    • 12:30 PM: Tasting at Blue Grouse
    • 1:30 PM: Leave for Unsworth
    • 1:45 PM: Behind the scenes wine tour at Unsworth - Group choice of Vineyard or Bottling 
    • 2:15 PM: Tasti...

    We come from a wine country (central California), so it was fun and interesting learning about the different grapes and climate. A pretty ride too.

  • Victoria: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike and Food Tour

    7. Victoria: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike and Food Tour

    Discover downtown Victoria by bike. Delight your tastebuds with local charcuteries and cheeses, craft ice cream, and other culinary surprises. Follow your expert foodie bike guide as you learn about Victoria's most famous dining spots, as well as its best-kept culinary secrets. Enjoy Italian pizza, creamy organic ice cream, and chocolate truffles. Visit landmarks like Craigdarroch Castle, China Town, and Beacon Hill Park along the way. Get treated to some of the best local artisan food Victoria has to offer. Learn how to navigate the unique neighborhoods of this charming city by bicycle and meet the creatives people behind the local cuisine.

    Very knowledgeable tour guide. Was great to see some places and try foods I wouldn’t have otherwise!

  • Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

    8. Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

    Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact the tour provider if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

    Our guide had a good local knowledge and showed us areas we had not previously visited.

  • Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

    9. Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

    Climb aboard the new Salish Sea catamaran-style boat, custom designed for whale watching. Push through the waves with ease as you search for whales and other marine species. Stop at different points of interest within the protected waters of the Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, where your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals for great photo opportunities. Learn more about the wildlife from up to 3 top marine naturalists. Avail of the heated indoor cabin and 2 open air sundecks that are ideal for photography.

    The guides, Val, shanna, John snd then Captain Bill - we’re knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. My husband, son and I had a great time. We saw a lot of Orcas, seals and Ollie the otter. I’m glad our trip was cancelled the day before when it was windy. Our day was memorable.

  • Victoria: Guided Nature Walking Tour in Francis King Park

    10. Victoria: Guided Nature Walking Tour in Francis King Park

    Enjoy a truly unique guided nature walk, where you will embark on a relaxed, mindfulness-based stroll through the wild enchantment of a west coast temperate rainforest. A whole lot more than just a walk in the park, these tours are very experiential in nature, with structured activities grounded in the principles of forest bathing and nature mysticism. Your tour starts with a brief introduction to forest bathing and nature mysticism. You will be introduced to a unique philosophy or mindset that involves a deliberate acknowledgment of nature with suggestions on how to show your gratitude.  You will be invited to set an intention of what you would like to receive from the forest during your tour (e.g. insight, healing, stress reduction). Upon entering the forest, you will learn about Vancouver Island’s West Coast Temperate Rainforests – seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and listening t...

    We usually try to do something at the beginning of our holidays to help us slow down and relax--like a massage or spa day. This was even better for getting us into vacation mode.

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What people are saying about Vancouver Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

As the event says it was a whale watching / wildlife excursion. It was not the right season for the big whales, but saw a lot and learned a lot from the great guide. All Corona guidelines were meticulously adhered to. Check in and the entire process went without any problems.

He was great, informative, patient when the whales came he stayed longer so we could get a good look. Thanks for a great experience. Hope to do it again someday.

An amazing way to spend an afternoon. Very knowledgeable on the History in the area. We will be recommending this to our family and friends.

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Was great to see some places and try foods I wouldn’t have otherwise!

Super informative, lots of great information, stops and food! Andy is the best!