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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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Take a sweet-smelling stroll through Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens, spanning 55 acres (22.2 hectares) of beautifully designed flower beds, lily ponds, footbridges, and thematic landscapes. With a convenient pickup location and a flexible return shuttle schedule, it’s an easy way to experience one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Visit during summer or holiday season evenings to witness special luminous displays that add an extra touch of enchantment to the gardens.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.43
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$67.43

Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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Discover the wines of the Cowichan Valley on a wine tour from Victoria, and taste your way through part of Vancouver Island's fascinating wine trail. You’ll visit three wineries for tastings and tours, and enjoy lunch at a boutique winery surrounded by rolling vineyards. This wine tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Victoria, lunch, and tastings, for the perfect introduction to Vancouver Island wine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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Great Bears of Bute: Grizzly Bear Viewing & Indigenous Cultural Tour

Great Bears of Bute: Grizzly Bear Viewing & Indigenous Cultural Tour

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Witness grizzly bears in their natural habitat on this breathtaking wildlife, cultural and marine tour. Join an Indigenous guide and visit the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nations in Bute Inlet. Bear viewing, whale watching and cultural exploration make for a one-of-a-kind adventure. This is the only bear tour from Campbell River that is 100% indigenous owned and provides you with an immersive indigenous experience from start to finish. By choosing Homalco Tours you help contribute to the cultural and economic recovery of the Homalco First Nation people and youth. Thank you for choosing us and in the language of our people "ʔiymot" (it is good).
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.70
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Full Day Grizzly Bear Tour to Toba Inlet

Full Day Grizzly Bear Tour to Toba Inlet

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Join us as we cruise Discovery Passage to Toba Inlet where we will disembark our vessel and spend 3 hours on land viewing Grizzlies along the river with the Klahoose First Nation. On this tour you will enjoy: - Time specifically for viewing marine wildlife - Interpretation by your certified Naturalist and Captain - Klahoose First Nation guide while on land - 3 hours on land - A fresh lunch enjoyed on land
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$454.27
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Grizzly Bear Expedition

Grizzly Bear Expedition

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Your expedition starts at our Campbell River Marine Centre where you will meet our friendly, professional crew and briefed on the safety of our flagship vessel, Pacific Seeker. From there we will make our way deep into Desolation Sound, keeping our eyes open for whales and other marine mammals in the area. After a two hour scenic boat ride we'll arrive at the Orford River in Bute Inlet where you will be met by members of the Homalco First Nations. After learning about the Grizzlies and traditional first nations culture, you'll be taken by road into the forest where there are numerous viewing platforms allowing for up close and personal grizzly watching opportunities. Bear tours themselves last an an average of three hours.
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  • 9 hours
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Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

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FOOD, WINE and SPECTACULAR SCENERY. We LOVE this revised tour to REFLECT COVID-19.Join Island Time Tours for a lovely relaxing adventure exploring the Cowichan Valley. We visit 3 (4 if time permitting) of the prettiest vineyards and do our own thing to avoid any line-ups. We offer you a wonderful experience at each vineyard.. First stop includes bubbly with orange juice (optional) w/ fresh warm bake goods. Relax, inhale and take in this beautiful countryside. LUNCH is filled with afternoon tea delights with WINE served weather permitting in the great outdoors. Dessert w/wine complete this tour at another picturesque vineyard. Great food, award winning wines and spectacular beauty. Let's go!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.13
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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

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Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
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  • 30 minutes
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$113.44
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$113.44
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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.04
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7 Hour Big Animal Encounter

7 Hour Big Animal Encounter

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Guaranteed Whale Sightings! We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a lunch and refreshments along the way. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour departs from Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.88
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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Ride a bike through Vancouver Island's cycling paths and quiet country roads on a full-day bike tour from Vancouver that combines farm-fresh food, local wine, and active exploring. You'll cross the gorgeous Straight of Georgia on the ferry, then hop on a bike to start the 34-mile (55-km.) route, riding through the Saanich Peninsula to Swartz Bay. Stops include a cafe lunch prepared with locally-sourced foods, and a wine tasting at beautiful De Vine Vineyard, with great views across the Saanich Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, and the Olympic Peninsula.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.05
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Victoria Wine Tour with Private Tastings and Samples

Victoria Wine Tour with Private Tastings and Samples

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Vancouver Island is known for producing great wines in a beautiful environment. Visit well-regarded wineries on Saanich Peninsula on this tour from Victoria, which includes private wine tastings at each location, a behind-the-scenes tour of a local winery, and a guide with extensive knowledge about the industry. This small-group tour is limited to 15 passengers or fewer for a more intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6 hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

6 hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

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Search for Vancouver Island's marine wildlife on a whale-watching tour by Zodiac boat that takes in the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. Since Zodiacs are more nimble than large vessels, you’ll be able to maneuver for views of animals such as humpback whales, orca whales, dolphins, bears, sea lions, and more. The open-sided boats also offer unobstructed vistas, ideal for photographing animals in their dramatic natural habitats.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.30
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6 hour Covered Boat Whale Watching Tour

6 hour Covered Boat Whale Watching Tour

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Join us on a 6 hour Whale Watching Tour as we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in our area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more. On this tour you will enjoy: Traveling to see a variety of nature and wildlife in a well maintained, 12 passenger vessel Nature interpretation by your certified Naturalist Guide and Captain Onboard washroom An onshore lunch of fresh made wraps, snacks of homemade baked goods and granola bars, and beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and water. Great opportunities to safely use cameras and binoculars (tripods not recommended)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.27
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Brewery and Distillery Tour
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Brewery and Distillery Tour

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Join us as we visit some of the best Brewery's and Distilleries the Comox Valley and Campbell River have to offer. Sample a flight from each brewery and decide which is your favorite, let your taste buds try something new! Discover about the process of how beer and spirits are created. Whats Included: - lunch, - a flight at two breweries, - a tasting and tour at one distillery, - transportation in our 15-passenger Ford Transit Van
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.66
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7-8 Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

7-8 Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

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On this full day adventure, we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. This tour gives us the luxury of time and is designed for those individuals who want to see as much as they can in one single day. With a focus on finding Orca, the extended day means that we can spend quality time with all of the wildlife, like Humpback Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Sea Lions, and much more that our spectacular area has to offer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City with High Tea at Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a two and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees, as well as a classic British Style High Tea with mouth-watering scones, delicious pastries, savory chowder, exquisite tea sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and a selection of fine teas. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.66
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Victoria Harbour and Butchart Gardens One Day Tour from Vancouver (Mandarin&Eng)

Victoria Harbour and Butchart Gardens One Day Tour from Vancouver (Mandarin&Eng)

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Today, we will take a ferry to Victoria, where we will visit the Butchart Gardens, Chinatown, Victoria Harbour, the Legislative Building, Beacon Hill Park, Empress Hotel or visit the Royal British Columbia Museum at your own expense. Afterwards we will continue to the Beacon Hill Park and Mile Zero. At sunset, we will take the BC ferry for returning back to Vancouver. Pick-up Time & Location 06:30am Burnaby 4538 Kingsway & Willingdon Crystal Mall (in front of HSBC) 06:50am Chinatown 139A Keefer St 07:15am Vancouver 6311 Cambie & 48th Ave 07:30am Richmond Yaohan Centre(3700 No.3 Rd)
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  • 12 hours
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$188.80
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The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

The Magic of Christmas allows you to sample the wonderful winter sights & tastes of Saanich beyond Butchart Gardens to the hidden gems of the Paradise Peninsula's craft farm-to-table and spectacular scenic views. Let us transport you into the future of travel in the elegant, sporty luxury of a Tesla Signature Model S 85 or new Model 3: the world's first fully-electric, solar-powered* touring sedans. NEW: Tesla Model X SUV for 6! Inspired by his grandmother's garden, the Butcharts' transformed their family home & cement factory on Tod Inlet into one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Slake your post-garden thirst at a local craft cafe, vineyard, distillery, or brewery. Your 4 to 8-hour Tesla Tour will visit Butchart Gardens with optional visits to Butterfly Gardens or your choice of Saanich-area vineyards, honey farms, distilleries, & tea-rooms (tasting fees included, admission fees & meals not included). Admission tickets may be purchased at the gate and online
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$618.36
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Sport Fishing Adventure on the Rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island

Sport Fishing Adventure on the Rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island

Reel in halibut, salmon, and much more on an 8-hour chartered fishing tour from Vancouver. You can leave your tackle box at home, as all necessary gear and bait is offered at no additional cost. Allow your captain to navigate the coastal waters of the Barkley Sound to find the prime fishing spots. While waiting for a tug on the line, keep your eyes peeled for eagles, sea lions, whales, and other local wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
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$520.59
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