Clipper offers a variety of handpicked tours and activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available tours and activities vary based on travel dates. Need help selecting the right tour or activity for a customized trip? Call our Clipper Pacific Northwest travel experts at 800-888-2535 7am – 7pm PDT.

AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours

Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours, Sooke Road, Sooke, BC, Canada

Available

With Shuttle Service: 2022 dates:  May 21 – September 5

Departures:

11:10 am from FRS Clipper Victoria Terminal for 12:30pm tour (4.5 hours), Daily

1:55 pm at parking lot behind Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre (812 Wharf Street, Victoria) for 3:30pm tour (4.5 hours), May 21 – June 29 (Fri-Mon), June 30 – Sep 5 (Thur – Mon)

How to Book

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Enjoy a 10-minute all-terrain vehicle ride to the top of the course with 8 zipline crossings, ranging from 150 to 1,000 feet and 2 suspension bridges on a fully-narrated tour on the unique environment of a coastal temperate rainforest. Professionally trained guides will outfit you with a customized seat harness and climbing helmet as well as train you on safety features before leading you into the forest for your adventure.

Duration:  4.5 hours

Location:  Depart from FRS Clipper Victoria Terminal

Why we love it
  • Perfect for the whole family – kids and grown-ups alike!
  • See Vancouver Island’s natural areas like you never have before.
  • A great way to escape the city and cool off in the summer months.
What’s included
  • Round trip transfers from the FRS Clipper Victoria terminal (May-Sep)
  • A total of 8 zipline rides ranging from 150 feet to 1,000 feet and two suspension bridges, fully guided
  • Short shuttle by all-terrain truck to the top of the course
  • All applicable taxes

Afternoon Tea At Pendray Teahouse

Huntingdon Manor Hotel, Quebec Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

Traditional Afternoon Tea 

2022
April 15 – October 15

Winter Tea

2022
October 16 – December 31

Seating Times

Wed – Sun
12pm and 1pm

How to Book

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Experience a tradition steeped in history with Afternoon Tea at Pendray Teahouse. Relax in this heritage hotel and sip on a selection of fine tea paired with an elegant tea platter brimming with fresh berries, savory tea sandwiches, delicious pastries and fresh, warm scones as you watch sailboats and ferries cruise through the Inner Harbour. With Victoria’s British roots, afternoon tea is an experience not to miss!

Duration:  60-90 Minutes

Location:  309 Belleville St. – Pendray Tea House

Why we love it
  • Can anyone say fresh baked scones?
  • Have your cake and eat it too with an overflowing assortment of macarons, tartlet, mousse, croissants, cheese plates and more!
  • A quintessential Victorian tradition, afternoon tea is sure to leave you feeling like royalty.
  • Kids Tea, Vegan Tea and West Coast Tea options available.
What’s included
  • Table side tea service, scones, tea sandwiches and pastries
  • Seating in the Pendray Teahouse
  • All applicable taxes

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress

Fairmont Empress, Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
Dates – TBD.

How to Book

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Experience stepping into history with a modern twist at the Fairmont Empress’ traditional Afternoon Tea. The Fairmont Empress has been pleasing Victoria visitors with its afternoon tea service for over 100 years and is the place to visit for an authentic British Afternoon Tea experience. The tea lobby has served royalty, celebrities and dignitaries the scones, pastries and tea sweets prepared by an award-winning Pastry Chef as part of the Afternoon Tea service.

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Location:  Fairmont Empress Hotel

Why we love it
  • Sip from the same patterned china which was originally presented to King George V in 1914.
  • A quintessentially Victoria experience, you’ll feel like royalty in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge.
  • Choose from 21 of the finest loose leaf teas available, including the Empress blend, created exclusively for Fairmont Empress by the Metropolitan Tea Company.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine feature The Insider Guide to Experiencing Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Tableside tea service, scones, tea sandwiches and pastries
  • Seating in the Empress Tea Lobby
  • All applicable taxes

Beacon Hill Park Tour with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours

British Columbia Legislature, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – December 31

Duration

45 minutes

How to Book

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  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city’s core, relish in the tranquility of Victoria’s landmark 155-acre city park with its immaculately manicured gardens and natural meadows. You’ll also enjoy the history of Victoria’s charming heritage district, James Bay, during this 45-minute tour.

Duration:  45 Minutes

Location:  Kiosk at corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets, west side of Legislative Buildings.

Why we love it
  • On your way to Beacon Hill Park, pass by the totem poles of Thunderbird Park, as well as historical buildings including St Ann’s Academy, a magnificent 1871 Catholic school.
  • Convenient pick up and drop off at the Parliament Buildings.
  • Relax and soak up the sights and sounds of Victoria, set to the steady, soothing undertone of horse hooves underfoot.
What’s included
  • Tally-Ho Carriage ride through Beacon Hill Park
  • All applicable taxes

Butchart Gardens & Butterfly Gardens Tour

Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – November 30

April 15 – 30, 2022:

DEPARTS:
From FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:20am.

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel at 11:30am. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will have 30 minutes at Butterfly Gardens before being picked up for drop-off at The Butchart Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
2:45 pm from Butchart Gardens

May 1 – June 14, 2022:

DEPARTS:
From FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:20am.

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel at: 9:30am. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will have 30 minutes at Butterfly Gardens before being picked up for drop-off at The Butchart Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
12:45 pm from Butchart Gardens

June 15 – September 30, 2022:

DEPARTS:
From FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:50am.

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel at: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will have 30 minutes at Butterfly Gardens before being picked up for drop-off at The Butchart Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
Hourly from Butchart Gardens: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm (does not stop at Butterfly Gardens), 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm from Butchart Gardens

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER SCHEDULE TBD

How to Book

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Board a modern double-decker coach at the FRS Clipper terminal and whisk away to the lush, tropical Butterfly Gardens, where you’ll spend an hour immersed in its otherworldly splendor. Afterward, enjoy as much time as you like exploring the grounds at the stunning The Butchart Gardens. Walk along intimate stone paths and streams lined with colorful flowers and trees, and don’t miss the house-made gelato and Afternoon Tea service at the award-winning Butchart Dining Room!

Duration: 3+ hours

Location:  721 Government Street – Fairmont Empress or FRS Clipper Terminal (depending on time selected)

Why we love it
  • Rated among the world’s most beautiful garden attractions & top places to go in Canada by USA Today, CNN Travel, Condé Nast, National Geographic, TripAdvisor and Frommer’s.
  • Both Gardens are family friendly, and kids will love interacting with thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) at the tropical Butterfly Gardens.
  • Free luggage storage on motorcoach while visiting the Butterfly Gardens and The Butchart Gardens.
  • Flexible return times mean you can spend as much time as you’d like at the Gardens before returning to Victoria.
What’s included
  • Pick up from the FRS Clipper terminal in Victoria in fully enclosed motorcoach.
  • Luggage stored for free (free hotel delivery if you booked a hotel with FRS Clipper).
  • Round-trip transportation to The Butchart Gardens.
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens and The Butterfly Gardens.

Butchart Gardens Tour

The Butchart Gardens, Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – November 30
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April 15 – 30, 2022:

DEPARTS:
FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:20am

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel at 11:30am. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will remain on the bus to go to The Butchart Gardens after a drop-off stop at The Butterfly Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
2:45 pm from Butchart Gardens

May 1 – June 14, 2022:

DEPARTS:
FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:20am

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel 9:30am. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will remain on the bus to go to The Butchart Gardens after a drop-off stop at The Butterfly Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
12:45 pm from Butchart Gardens

June 15 – September 30, 2022:

DEPARTS:
FRS Clipper Terminal at 11:50am

From 721 Government Street at the CVS kiosk in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel at: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure. Guests will remain on the bus to go to The Butchart Gardens after a drop-off stop at The Butterfly Gardens.

RETURN DEPARTURE TIMES:
Hourly from Butchart Gardens: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm (does not stop at Butterfly Gardens), 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm from Butchart Gardens

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER SCHEDULE TBD

How to Book

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  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Discover 55-acres of floral splendor with a visit to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens! Hop on a modern motorcoach waiting for you at the FRS Clipper terminal and soak in the beauty of the city and Victoria’s highlights on your way to The Butchart Gardens. Upon your arrival, walk through intimate stone paths and streams and immerse yourself in the beautiful blooms.

Duration: 3+ hours

Location:  721 Government Street – Fairmont Empress or FRS Clipper Terminal (depending on time selected)

Why we love it

  • An iconic landmark, no visit to Victoria is complete without exploring The Butchart Gardens.
  • Rated among the world’s most beautiful garden attractions & top places to go in Canada by USA Today, CNN Travel, Condé Nast, National Geographic, TripAdvisor and Frommer’s.
  • Started in 1904 as a labor of love by Jennie Butchart, who wanted to restore natural beauty to her husband’s mined-out industrial quarry site.
  • Delicious house-made gelato at the Gelateria Bevenuto and the Dining Room’s phenomenal Afternoon Tea service.
What’s included
  • Pick up from the FRS Clipper terminal in Victoria in fully enclosed motorcoach.
  • Luggage stored for free (also free hotel delivery if you have booked a hotel with FRS Clipper).
  • Round-trip transportation to The Butchart Gardens.
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens.

Chinatown Historical Walks

1689 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – September 3, 2022: Saturdays at 10:30am
All Chinatown Walks start in front of the Statue of Sun Yat-Sen, located in the plaza across the street from the Gate of Harmonious Interest. 1689 Government Street is the closest street address

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Follow in the footsteps of gold miners, merchants, labourers and revolutionaries as we wend our way along Chinatown’s main streets and then weave into Fan Tan Alley (the city’s most infamous thoroughfare).

Find out why Victoria has Canada’s oldest Chinatown, once the country’s largest. Discover how to play fan tan (once a popular gambling game) in famous Fan Tan Alley. Symbolism, architecture, and history are highlighted and the truth is revealed about opium dens, secret societies, and hidden tunnels. Learn about the discriminatory laws that once oppressed the Chinese and about the long but successful struggle to repeal them.

Duration: 90 Minutes

Location:  1689 Government Street (statue of Sun Yat-Sen)

Why we love it
  • Learn Chinatown’s rich history from some of Victoria’s best storytellers
  • Discover Victoria’s link to famous revolutionary leaders
  • Refuel with a popular Chinese treat!
What’s included
  • Chinatown Historical Walks Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Christmas In Old Victoria

26 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
Dates – TBD

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Soak in the holiday spirit and some of Victoria’s fascinating history! Explore the picturesque Inner Harbour and listen to warm-hearted and sometimes humorous stories of how Christmas was first celebrated in this former gold-rush city. Stroll past some of Victoria’s most iconic and historic buildings all decked out in lights as your knowledgeable guide regales you with accounts of a First Nations legend, a Christmas Day brawl at Fort Victoria, a touching Gold Rush tale and an amusing memory from Emily Carr’s childhood.

Why we love it
  • Experience Victoria during its most festive time of year, decked out in sparkling lights!
  • Discover the city’s storied history with tales of Christmas charm combined with those of spooky ghosts.
  • Learn how the holidays were celebrated back in the days of Fort Victoria and the Gold Rush.
What’s included
  • Christmas in Old Victoria Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Cowichan Wine Country Tour

Victoria Clipper, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

April 16 – September 18 (Wed – Sun)
September 30 – December 18 (Fri – Sun)
*Requires minimum booking of 4 adults

Departures

9:45 am from FRS Clipper Victoria Terminal

How to Book

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Sip award-winning wines and explore the back roads of the Cowichan Valley on this wine tasting tour. Between stops, take in the awe-inspiring views along the Trans-Canada Highway, which include mountain vistas, ancient rain forests, country scenery and delightful local vineyards.

Duration: 6 hours

Location:  Pickup at FRS Clipper Victoria Terminal

Why we love it
  • Perfect for a girls’ getaway, sip local wines with your gals and enjoy mountain vistas along the way.
  • Get to know the faces behind the Cowichan Valley’s renowned wineries as owners and employees explain goings on behind the scenes.
  • More than just wine, this tour also includes a balsamic tasting like you’ve never experienced, a local artisan picnic lunch and time to shop and explore at Cowichan Bay.
What’s included
  • Transportation and tastings at three wineries
  • Local artisan picnic lunch at a vineyard (can accommodate dietary issues with notice)
  • Balsamic tasting
  • Tour to village of Cowichan Bay
  • All applicable taxes

Deluxe Tour with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours

British Columbia Legislature, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – December 31

Duration

1 hour

How to Book

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  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Enjoy the perfect blend of tranquility, rejuvenation and discovery on this deluxe one hour tour. Meander through the beautiful garden displays and natural landscapes of Beacon Hill Park, enjoy the refreshing air off the Salish Sea waterfront and return through the charming heritage district of James Bay.

Duration:  60 Minutes

Location:  Kiosk at corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets, west side of Legislative Buildings.

Why we love it
  • A locally-owned business in Victoria since 1903, Tally-Ho is revered for its knowledgeable drivers and well-cared for horses.
  • Relax and soak up the sights and sounds of Victoria, set to the steady, soothing undertone of horse hooves underfoot.
  • Enjoy convenient pick up and drop off at the Parliament Buildings, located in the heart of downtown Victoria.
What’s included
  • Tally-Ho Carriage ride through Beacon Hill Park and Dallas Road
  • All applicable taxes

Discovery Island Kayak Adventure

Discovery Island, Juan de Fuca, BC, Canada

Available

2022

April 15 – September 8
9:00am – 3:30pm  (Tue, Thur and Sat ONLY)
Tour Duration:  6.5 hours

How to Book

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Experience Vancouver Island’s wild and rugged West Coast on this intimate and unique kayaking tour through an amazing archipelago of islands. Hop on the “Discovery Shuttle” boat for a scenic cruise from Oak Bay to Discovery Island, the starting point for your three-hour kayaking tour through this distinctive region.

As you paddle, soak in breathtaking vistas of the Olympic Mountains and keep an eye out for seals, sea lions, eagles, dolphin, orca, humpback, gray and minke whales. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and a short guided nature walk along the driftwood-strewn shore before the boat ride back to Oak Bay.

Duration:  6.5 hours

Location:  If not pre-arranging hotel pick up, please meet at the Paddle Shack at Oak Bay Marina (1327 Beach Drive) at 8:45am.

Why we love it
  • The chance to get up close and personal with amazing wildlife, from sea lions and dolphins to orca, gray and minke whales.
  •  Majestic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands present excellent photo opportunities.
  • Perfect for paddlers of all ages, this an excellent way for the whole family to experience BC’s natural beauty.
What’s included
  • Hotel pick up and transfer to Oak Bay Marina & boat ride to and from Discovery Island
  • Lunch on one of Vancouver Island’s scenic beaches & walking tour of Discovery Island with naturalist/guide
  • Professional guides and premium kayaking equipment, 10-liter dry bags
  • All applicable taxes

Eagle Wing Open Boat Whale Watching Day Tour

Eagle Wing Tours, Dallas Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
May 1 – October 14
9am and 1:30pm departures

How to Book

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Get in touch with nature on a thrilling whale and wildlife adventure! Explore the pristine waters and coastline of Southern Vancouver Island as you zip along in one of Eagle Wing’s unique, high performance, open Scarab-style speedboats. Under the guidance of an expert onboard naturalist/biologist, you’ll make multiple wildlife stops to catch sight of orcas, humpbacks and minke whales as well as Steller sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and more!

Duration:  3+ hours

Location:  12 Erie Street – Fisherman’s Wharf

Why we love it
  • A great chance to see orca, humpback and minke whales as well as Steller sea lions, harbor seals, and bald eagles out on the Salish Sea, 98% sighting rate!
  • World-class interpretation and personalized service from an expert onboard naturalist/biologist.
  • Eagle Wing’s Whale Guarantee – If you don’t see whales on your trip, you are invited back on complimentary tours until you see these majestic creatures.
What’s included
  • Hotel transfers from downtown Victoria locations.
  • 3.5+ hour whale watching tour.
  • Floatation device jackets, gloves, blankets and other comfort items to keep you dry and warm!
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off at any FRS Clipper Partner hotel in Victoria.
  • All applicable taxes.

Eagle Wing Sunset Open Boat Whale Watching Tour

Eagle Wing Tours, Dallas Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
May 16 – Aug 15:  6pm departure
August 16 – September 3:  5:30pm departure

How to Book

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What’s more beautiful than seeing whales for the first time? Seeing whales for the first time while the sun is setting beyond the mountains! Avoid the crowds and other boats by departing shortly after dinner and traveling straight to the whales on Eagle Wing’s comfortable, high-performance luxury open scarab speedboat. Cruise through the pristine waters along the coastline of Southern Vancouver Island while you search for the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea with one of the Pacific Northwest’s legendary sunsets as your backdrop.

Duration:  3.5+ hours

Location:  12 Erie Street – Fisherman’s Wharf

Why we love it
  • Rated #1 on TripAdvisor since 2007!
  • Enjoy stunning sunsets, majestic whales and other amazing wildlife.
  • A safe and exciting marine adventure suitable for both the young and the young at heart.
What’s included
  • Hotel transfers
  • 3.5+ hour whale watching tour
  • Floatation device jackets, gloves, blankets and other comfort items to keep you dry and warm!
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off at any Clipper Partner hotel in Victoria (Westin Bear Mountain excluded)
  • All applicable taxes

Five Star Whale Watching In Victoria, BC

Five Star Whale Watching, Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

Apr 15 – May 19:  1pm, daily
May 20 – June 29:  10am & 5:30pm daily, 1pm (Tue-Thur), 2pm (Fri-Mon)
June 30 – Sep 7:  10am daily & 5:30pm (until Aug 31), 1pm (Tue-Wed), 2pm (Thur-Mon)
Sept 8 – Oct 31:  10am and 1pm daily
Nov 1 – Dec 31:  1pm daily

Check in is required 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time at 645 Humboldt Street, on the North side of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, next to Willow Stream Spa. Tour is 3 hours.

How to Book

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  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Depart direct from Victoria’s Inner Harbor on a 40-passenger high-speed catamaran as you experience the beauty and serenity of whale watching in a boat with both inside and outside viewing areas! As one of Victoria’s top-ranked whale watching operators, Five Star Whale Watching’s expert marine wildlife naturalist will guide your viewing of whales and sealife in the Salish Sea for an exciting and memorable afternoon on the water.

Duration: 3+ hours

Location:  645 Humboldt Street, north side of Fairmont Empress hotel

Why we love it
  • Who doesn’t love whales! This is a great chance to see transient orcas, humpbacks, minke whales and other sealife out on the Salish Sea!
  • A talented marine naturalist will answer any questions you might have about the sealife and wildlife you’ll see on your trip.
  • The tour also offers a great sightseeing opportunity of local islands and coastline on your way to and from watching whales and sealife.
What’s included
  • Whale watch aboard a 40-passenger high-speed catamaran
  • Narrated tour and opportunity to ask questions
  • All applicable taxes

Ghostly Walks & Halloween Ghostly Walk Tours

812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

Ghostly Walks:

2022
April 15 – April 30, 2022:
Fri – Sun, 7:30pm – Leave from Victoria Vistor Centre (812 Wharf St.)
May 1 – Sep 30, 2022:
Daily at 7:30pm – Leave from Victoria Vistor Centre (812 Wharf St.)

Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2022: TBD
Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2022: TBD

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Experience a fun-filled, spine-chilling evening chock full of eerie and mesmerizing stories and sights as you wander through the alleys, courtyards and cemeteries in Canada’s most haunted city – Victoria, BC! Follow Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, John Adams (or one of his expert storytellers) along a hand-picked route to explore some of the city’s spookiest and fascinating neighborhoods and soak in spell-binding tales of eccentric citizens, heroic deeds, ghastly crimes and tragic accidents that bring Victoria’s dark and mysterious past to life!

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location:  Victoria Visitor Center (812 Wharf St.)

Why we love it
  • The chance to explore the spooky neighborhoods of  Old Town, Bastion Square, James Bay, Beacon Hill Park and Chinatown!
  • Fascinating tales of ghostly encounters combined with just the right amount of history
  • Learn more the ghost of Belle Adams, a famous doppelgänger, hauntings in Helmcken Alley and classic stories from Bastion Square
What’s included
  • Ghostly Walks or Halloween Ghostly Walks Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Heritage Tour with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours

British Columbia Legislature, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – December 31

Duration

30 minutes

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

On this 30 minute tour, hear stories of the lives of Victorians, past and present, while traveling through the charming heritage district of James Bay, Victoria’s oldest neighborhood. Soak in the invigorating smell of salt air and the beauty of the Strait of Juan De Fuca as well as the snow-capped Olympic Mountain Range while enjoying a short journey along the Salish Sea waterfront.

Duration:  30 Minutes

Location:  Kiosk at corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets, west side of Legislative Buildings.

Why we love it
  • Check out amazing heritage buildings, including the 1871 birthplace of Emily Carr, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and authors.
  • Relax and soak up the sights and sounds of Victoria, set to the steady, soothing undertone of horse hooves underfoot.
  • Enjoy convenient pick up and drop off at the Parliament Building, located in the heart of downtown Victoria.
What’s included
  • Tally-Ho Carriage ride through downtown Victoria
  • All applicable taxes

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Craigdarroch Castle

Available

2022

Apr 15 – Dec 1 (Thur – Sun Only)

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Experience the beauty of Victoria and dive deep into the culture of this fascinating city. Check out Canada’s oldest Chinatown, discover the start of one of the world’s longest highways at Mile 0, stroll through the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park and soak in Marine Drive’s breathtaking beaches and mountain views and more! PLUS, enjoy admission to the famous Craigdarroch Castle and explore 39 rooms chock-full of rich, Victorian-era furnishings, vintage photographs and some of the most beautiful stained glass in North America!

Why we love it
  • Discover one of Victoria’s most historic buildings as you walk through Craigdarroch’s historic halls and rooms.
  • Get to know Victoria’s outlying neighborhoods and attractions, including Beacon Hill Park, Oak Bay and Chinatown District, the oldest in Canada.
  • Perfect for the whole family, older kiddos will love hearing about the castle’s haunted past.
What’s included
  • Hop On Hop Off Tour with 15 stops
  • Admission to Craigdarroch Castle
  • Tour map and schedule
  • All applicable taxes

Royal British Columbia Museum

Royal BC Museum, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

Availability TBD.

How to Book

  • Online, Add Activity when Booking
  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

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. Its permanent exhibits include the First People’s, Modern History and Natural History Gallery.

Duration: 90 minutes

Location:  675 Belleville Street – Royal BC Museum

Why we love it
  • The neighboring IMAX theater is a movie experience like you’ve never had before, featuring the largest screen in British Columbia.
  • Explore historic buildings and replica totem poles at Thunderbird Park, on the same block as the Museum.
  • Kids will love exploring Old Town, a life-sized replica of how Vancouver Island towns looked at the turn of the 20th century.
What’s included
  • Admission ticket to Royal BC Museum.
  • All applicable taxes.

The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Tour

The Butchart Gardens, Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Available

2022
Dates – TBD

How to Book

  • Online, Add Activity when Booking
  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Enjoy a walk through the gardens and take in the wondrous illuminations that only happen once a year. A spectacular display of holiday cheer, The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights are a great way to spend the holidays with your family. The little ones will love counting all 12 Days of Christmas displays around the grounds. After visiting the gardens, board the motor coach for the return drive to Victoria including drop-off near your hotel.

Why we love it
  • Perfect for families visiting during the holidays, the kiddos will love the carousel rides, ice skating and hot chocolate stand
  • Kids 12 years or younger can bring a paper snowflake they’ve made and exchange it for a cup of hot chocolate in the Coffee Shop – they will adorn windows around the Gardens
  • Festive brass and traditional caroling performances nightly
  • Check out our Butchart Christmas Lights trip planning guide on Clipper Vacations Magazine!
What’s included
  • Transportation to and from The Butchart Gardens
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights display
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

Ocean River Sports, Store Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

April 15 – September 8
1:30pm – 4:30pm, Daily
Tour Duration:  2.5 hours

How to Book

  • Online, Add Activity when Booking
  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

It’s no secret that Victoria offers stunning waterfront vistas, but did you know the best views of the city are from the water? During this relaxing tour, you’ll get a chance to see the city up close. From this unique perspective, experienced guides will describe Victoria’s historic waterways and will make several stops at fascinating landmarks. Seals, seaplanes and eagles, this tour has it all.

Duration:  2.5 hours

Location:  450 Swift St.

Why we love it
  • Professional, enthusiast or amateur, this tour is great for anyone hoping to get out on the water, and offers a paddling orientation on maneuvering your kayak as well as safety protocol.
  • If you’re a seafood fan, make a brief stop to sample some of Victoria’s legendary local catch.
  • Love seeing seals (who doesn’t?) – you’ll more than likely see a variety of sea life up close during your time on the water.
What’s included
  • Guided Kayak Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Fairmont Empress, Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

  • April 15 – 28 departures from 10am – 4:30pm.
  • April 29 – October 10 departures hourly from 9:30am – 5:30pm.
  • October 11 – December 31 departure times TBD.

How to Book

  • Online, Add Activity when Booking
  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

See the sights and sounds of downtown Victoria and beyond like never before aboard a double-decker bus! This Victoria Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is designed to allow you complete flexibility to explore the many points of interest in Victoria. The Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour starts in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and stops at attractions including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village and more.

Duration: 24 / 48 hour pass

Location:  721 Government Street – Fairmont Empress

Why we love it
  • Grab a map and create your own adventure! The route covers Victoria’s can’t-miss attractions, letting you enjoy your time exploring the island.
  • Explore beyond Victoria’s downtown core and choose from 15 stops stretching from Oak Bay to James Bay.
  • Customize your ideal day, from shopping at Cook Street Village, to getting in touch with nature at Beacon Hill Park to time traveling at the historic Craigdarroch Castle.
What’s included
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with 15 stops
  • Tour map and schedule
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria Sunset Whale Watching Tour

Five Star Whale Watching, Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022

May 20 – Sep 7, Daily, 5:30pm

Check in is required 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time at 645 Humboldt Street, on the North side of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, next to Willow Stream Spa. Tour is 3 hours.

How to Book

  • Online, Add Activity when Booking
  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest’s legendary summer sunsets from the water while you observe whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea! As you cruise along on Five Star’s high-speed catamaran your expert onboard naturalist will be on the lookout for orcas, humpback whales, sea lions and answer any questions you have about the wildlife you encounter. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Duration:  3 hours

Location: 645 Humboldt Street

Why we love it
  • Great for kids and kids at heart, this tour is the perfect way to meet and discover more about the majestic creatures that call our waters home.
  • Soak in stunning sunset views of Victoria’s coastline and local islands from the vessel’s indoor and outdoor viewing areas.
  • Learn a thing or two! Talented naturalists will answer any questions you might have about the amazing wildlife you’ll see on your trip.
What’s included
  • Whale watch aboard 40 passenger high-speed catamaran, during Victoria’s glorious golden hour
  • Narrated tour and opportunity to ask questions
  • Whale sightings guaranteed
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria’s Story Historical Walks

812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2022
April 15 – Nov 26, 2022: Saturdays at 2pm
Leaves from Victoria Vistor Centre (812 Wharf St.)

How to Book

  • Call Center 800-888-2535
  • Onboard Vessel During Trip

Victoria’s Story is a leisurely 90-minute walk through Downtown Victoria. Our professional guides are passionate about Victoria’s history and breathe life into their stories. Iconic architecture, fascinating details about local events that link to world themes, famous and colorful people from the past are all included. By the end of your tour, you will know why Victoria is here, how it became the capital city and what the current civic issues are. Find out about the city’s First Nations origins, its fur trade and gold rush periods and how it has evolved over time. Along the way, you will be inspired and informed by our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will be able to customize their tours to suit your specific interests.

Why we love it
  • Go beyond the basics and get the inside scoop on Victoria’s current issues, events and iconic architecture
  • Knowledgeable locals offer a wealth of information on this historically rich city
  • Fascinating tales offer a new perspective on the city
What’s included
  • Victoria’s Story Historical Walks Tour
  • All applicable taxes