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.

3 Hour Definitive Craft Brewery Tour

Victoria Clipper, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

January 5 – December 15, 2019 (Except May 3-5 & June 29-30, 2019)

2019
January 5 – February 28, 2019: Sat & Sun only
March 1 – October 31, 2019: Thu – Sun (no tours on Mondays or Tuesdays)
November 1 – December 15, 2019: Sat & Sun only

Departs at 12:00 pm

Beer enthusiasts will love this fully-guided tour to exceptional Victoria craft breweries. Travel on the brew bus and enjoy light refreshments as you are transported to three unique local breweries. At each brewery there will be generous amounts of craft beer to sample, a behind the scenes tour and the chance to learn local brewery history as well as discover the art of craft beer from the best brewers in the business.

Why we love it
  • Enjoy a complimentary tour of Victoria as you make your way from one brewery to the next.
  • A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover what goes into crafting the perfect brew.
  • A great chance to make new friends!
What’s included
  • Transportation to all breweries aboard the brew bus
  • Fully guided, private back of the house brewery tour
  • Generous amounts of craft beer at each brewery, light refreshments en route
  • Commemorative tour group photo
  • All applicable taxes

AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours

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

Available

With Shuttle Service: May 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Without Transportation: March 1, 2019 – October 14, 2019

Enjoy a 10-minute all-terrain MOG truck ride to the top of the course with 8 zip line crossings, ranging from 150 to 1,000 feet, two suspension bridges and 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.

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 avoid the hike and cool off in the summer months.
What’s included
  • Round trip transfers from the Clipper terminal (May-Oct)
  • 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 MOG truck to the top of the course
  • All applicable taxes

Afternoon Tea At Pendray Teahouse

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

Available

2019-2020
October 14, 2019 to February 28, 2020
Mondays – Thursdays: From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fridays – Sundays: From 11: 00 am to 4:00 pm

Experience a tradition steeped in history with Afternoon Tea at Pendray Teahouse. Relax in this heritage hotel and sip on a selection of fine, loose leaf 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!

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.
What’s included
  • Tableside 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

Year Round

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.

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

2019
March 15 – December 31, 2019 (Except July 1, August 5 & 7 and October 31 and all of November)
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, March 15 – October 31
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, December 1 – 31 (weather dependent – call to book)

Duration

45 minutes

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.

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

Bicycle Tour of Castles, Hoods and Legends

The Pedaler Cycling Tours, Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

Daily, January 5 – October 31, 2019
Departs at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Journey through Victoria by bicycle! On this 2-hour guided tour you will journey through the historic and unique neighborhoods surrounding downtown Victoria. Take in scenic views of the Dallas waterfront and experience the iconic landmarks of Chinatown, Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill and the bustling Cook Street Village. With its plentiful trails and sidewalks, Victoria is best explored on two wheels!

Why we love it
  • Perfect for riders of all levels, this tour moves at an easy biking pace, covering about 10km.
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Victoria at street level, going where cars and buses cannot.
  • With everything from imposing mansions to one of the tallest totem poles in the world, you will not run out of sights to explore.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine feature on The Ultimate Guide to Cycling in Victoria, BC!
What’s included
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • All applicable taxes

Brewery & Bites Tour

Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

March 1 – October 31, 2019 (Except May 3-5 & June 29-30, 2019)

Departs: 3:30 pm every Thursday – Sunday

Walk through historic Victoria on a tour of popular local hangouts and get a taste of our favorite brews and bites at local eateries where delicious small plates of food are expertly paired with multiple styles of fresh local craft beer. With a local beer expert as your guide, you’ll also get behind the scenes access at a brewery not open to the public, where you will meet the brewer, get a hands-on introduction to the brewing process and sample amazing beer poured straight from the 500-gallon tanks!

Why we love it
  • Explore the historic streets of Victoria as you walk from one brewery to the next.
  • Three courses of amazing bites at a few of our favorite local hangouts!
  • A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover what goes into crafting the perfect brew.
What’s included
  • All craft beer tastings
  • Three courses of delicious food pairings
  • Private brewery tour
  • All applicable taxes

Butchart Gardens & Victoria City Tour with Butterfly Gardens

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

Available

January 7 – November 30, 2019

Board a modern double-decker coach at the 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!

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.
  • Complimentary luggage delivery to your downtown Victoria hotel or storage at our terminal.
  • Flexible return times mean you can spend as much time as you’d like at the Gardens before returning to Victoria.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine feature Behind the Scenes at The Butchart Gardens to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Pick up from Clipper terminal in Victoria in fully enclosed double-decker coach with A/C and free Wi-Fi (from March 30 – October 13)
  • City tour of Victoria highlights and round-trip transportation to The Butchart Gardens
  • Admission to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, with one hour to explore before continuing to The Butchart Gardens
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens
  • Flexible return time- stay as long as you want at The Gardens, and take any CVS departing bus from the Gardens back into Victoria
  • Return drop off in front of Empress Hotel in heart of Inner Harbour
  • Complimentary luggage delivery service to Clipper’s Victoria hotels* or terminal storage (from March 30 – October 13)
  • All applicable taxes

Butchart Gardens Night Illumination Tour

Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Available

June 15 -September 2, 2019
Fireworks (Saturday Nights from July to Labor Day) & Non-Fireworks Nights

Experience a memorable evening of spectacular displays as hundreds of hidden lights transform this famous landscape into a dazzling, dancing illumination display. During July through early September, enjoy a spectacular array of fireworks choreographed to music. Wander the 55-acres of floral splendor at The Butchart Gardens – one of Victoria’s most famous and popular attractions!

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.
  • One of the largest underground wiring installations of its kind in North America.
  • Come early and watch the transformation at sunset, from vibrant flowers to enchanting illuminations.
  • Complimented by nightly entertainment shows every evening, filling the air with live concert music at the Concert Lawn stage.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine Inside Guide to The Butchart Gardens to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Round trip motor coach transfer from the Inner Harbour to The Butchart Gardens
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens
  • All applicable taxes

Chinatown Historical Walks

1689 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

2019
January 5 – May 25, 2019: Saturdays at 10:30 am
June 1 – August 31, 2019: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 10:30 am
September 7 – December 28, 2019: Saturdays at 10:30 am
(Except December 25, 2019)

Explore the colorful streets, busy alleys and picturesque courtyards of Canada’s oldest Chinatown on one of our popular Chinatown Walks. Visit the Tam Kung Temple, an herbalist shop, savor a Chinese bakery treat, and learn how to play the gambling game of fan tan in the famously narrow Fan Tan Alley. Along the way, your expert guide will give you an in-depth understanding of Chinatown’s fascinating past and vibrant present.

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

2019
December 1 – 31, 2019 (Except December 25)
Departs: Saturdays at 2 pm & Sundays at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm

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

February 6 – December 22, 2019: Wednesday-Sunday

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.

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 on Wednesdays through Sundays, a local artisan picnic lunch and time to shop and explore at Cowichan Bay
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine Victoria Girls’ Getaway Wine Weekend to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Transportation and tastings at three wineries
  • Local artisan picnic lunch at a vineyard
  • Balsamic tasting (Wed – Sun)
  • 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

2019
March 15 – December 31, 2019 (Except July 1, August 5 & 7 and October 31 and all of November)
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, March 15 – October 30
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, December 1 -31 (weather dependent – call to book)

Duration

1 hour

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.

 

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

Dinner at Q – Taste of the Pacific Northwest

Fairmont Empress, Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

January 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 (Except October 14, November 17, December 24, 25 and 31, 2019)

Daily 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cozy up in the elegant Q at the Empress restaurant and experience the Fairmont Empress’ talented culinary team’s delicious hand-crafted 3-course menu. Taste the flavors from our bountiful region with ingredients sourced from local farmers and artisans on Vancouver Island paired with a glass of British Columbia wine or a pint of local beer.

Why we love it
  • Their dessert is as delicious as the main course: cap things off with an Aiyana peanut butter bar or house-churned ice cream and sorbet.
  • If you can take your eyes from your dinner, the Q’s newly refreshed look is at once contemporary and iconic and features rich cherry wood ceilings and detailed moldings.
  • The best views of the Inner Harbour and downtown Victoria are from the Empress’ outdoor Veranda.
What’s included
  • 3-course dinner featuring Pacific Northwest flavors
  • Glass of British Columbia wine or pint of local beer
  • All applicable taxes

Discovery Island Kayak Adventure

Discovery Island, Juan de Fuca, BC, Canada

Available

June 1 – September 8, 2019

(Except June 14, 16, 19, 20, 24, 29; July 6, 7, 17,19, 21 , 27 & August 4 and 8)

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.

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

May 1 – October 13, 2019

Departs: 9:00 am & 1:30 pm

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!

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
  • 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

Eagle Wing Sunset Open Boat Whale Watching Tour

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

Available

May 16 – September 3, 2019

Departs:

6:00 pm – May 16 – August 15, 2019
5:30 pm – August 16 – September  3, 2019

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 coastline while you search for the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea with one of the Pacific Northwest’s legendary sunsets as your backdrop.

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

Evening CitySights Tour

Available

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, May 3 – September 7, 2019

Departs at 8:00 pm (May 3 – August 24) and at 7:30 pm (August 29 – September 7)

Soak in the magnificent sunsets of summer from the top of a double-decker bus as you explore the beautiful city of Victoria. Journey through the oldest Chinatown in Canada and other iconic attractions such as Old Town Victoria, The Parliament Buildings, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cook Street Village and Clover Point. Delight in panoramic views of twinkling lights as they brighten up the Inner Harbour and watch as the sun disappears behind the Olympic Mountains.

Why we love it
  • The city comes to life after dark! Victoria’s quaint storefronts and historic architecture transforms beautifully under twinkling streetlights and stars.
  • Two local favorites, Marine Drive and the Songhee’s Viewpoint also provide spectacular views of the Oak Bay and Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
  • An excellent overview of the city, this is the tour for you if you’re in town for just one evening!
What’s included
  • Evening CitySights Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Five Star Whale Watching In Victoria, BC

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

Available

April 1 – April 14, 2019: Daily, 1:00 pm
April 15 – May 16, 2019: Daily, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm
May 17 – July 1, 2019: 10:00 am (Daily), 1:00 pm (Tues-Thurs only) 2:00 pm (Fri-Mon only)
July 2 – August 31, 2019: 10:00 am (Daily), 1:00 pm (Tues- Wed only) 2:00 pm (Thurs-Mon only)
September 1 – September 15, 2019: – Daily, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
September 16 – September 30, 2019: Daily, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm
October 1 – October 31, 2019: Daily, 10:00 am, 1 pm (10 am subject to weather)

Depart Victoria 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. The operator and guide of your Victoria whale watching tour, a marine wildlife naturalist, is an expert on orca whales, offering commentary and answering any questions about the whales or other wildlife you may encounter.

Why we love it
  • Who doesn’t love whales! This is a great chance to meet the “real locals” out on the Salish Sea.
  • Get in touch with nature and learn a thing or two, as well! Talented naturalists will answer any questions you might have about the majestic animals you’ll see on your trip.
  • The tour offers a great sightseeing opportunity of local islands and coastline on your way to and from watching the whales.
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:

January 5 – April 30, 2019: Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 pm
May 1 – October 10, 2019: Daily at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
November 1 – December 24, 2019: Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 pm
December 26 – 31: Daily at 7:30 pm (Except December 25, 2019)

Halloween Ghostly Walks:

October 11 – 31, 2019
Daily at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm

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!

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

2019
March 15 – December 31, 2019 (Except July 1, August 5 & 7 and October 31 and all of November)
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, March 15 – October 31
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, December 1 – 31 (weather dependent – call to book)

Duration

30 minutes

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.

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

May 1 – January 5, 2020
(Except October 13 and December 25)

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

Rolling Barrel Pub Crawl

Available

May 1 – October 31, 2019

Daily 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get a taste of Victoria and cycle your way to mouth-watering sips and bites on the Rolling Barrel’s 15-person pedal-powered trolley! Cruise around the city under the guidance of your expert driver and pay a visit at 3 iconic Victoria pubs where you’ll enjoy some of the best food and beverages Victoria has to offer. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and bring along two pieces of ID as well as cash for drinks!

Why we love it
  • Sample delicious eats and local brews at insider hot spots!
  • Listen to your choice of upbeat and energizing music that will inspire you to put the pedal to the metal as you make your way around the city
  • The perfect way to take in the sights and sounds of Victoria at street level
What’s included
  • Transportation on the tour, visit to 3 Victoria pubs
  • All applicable taxes

Royal British Columbia Museum

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

Available

Year Round (Except December 25 and January 1)
Admission by donation week: Jan 2 – 9, 2019
10 am to 5 pm daily

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.

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

Stand Up Paddling Harbour Tour

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

Available

June 1-September 8, 2019
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10:00 am

Learn the basics of paddle boarding while enjoying unbeatable seaside views in Victoria’s Inner Harbour! The 3-hour introductory course teaches you the Hawaiian cultural history of stand up paddle boarding, differences between board and equipment styles, as well as how to maneuver your paddleboard using different strokes.

Why we love it
  • Call it water yoga, stand up paddling is a test of balance and agility, but it’s also a whole lot of fun. Heck, you might even find your inner Zen while you’re at it.
  • Along with exceptional views, this activity provides a strong core workout and is the healthiest way to get around on the water!
  • This introductory course teaches everything there is to know about the history of paddle boarding, types of equipment used as well as how best to maneuver your board.
What’s included
  • Guided paddle boarding lesson
  • Top quality paddle-boards, paddles, personal flotation devices, whistles and wetsuits
  • All applicable taxes

The Butchart Gardens and Victoria City Tour

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

Available

January 7 -November 30, 2019

Discover 55-acres of floral splendor with a visit to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens! Hop on the double-decker motor coach waiting for you at the Clipper terminal and soak in the beauty of the city as an experienced local guide takes you on a narrated tour of 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.

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.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine feature Behind the Scenes at The Butchart Gardens to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Pick up from Clipper terminal in Victoria in fully enclosed double-decker coach (from March 30 – October 13)
  • City tour of Victoria highlights by experienced local driver guide
  • Round-trip transportation to The Butchart Gardens
  • Return drop off in front of Empress Hotel in the heart of Inner Harbour
  • Admission to The Butchart Gardens
  • Flexible return time – take any CVS departing bus from the Gardens back into Victoria
  • Complimentary luggage delivery service to Clipper’s Victoria hotels or terminal storage (from March 30 – October 13)

The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Tour

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

Available

December 1, 2019 – January 6, 2020

(Except December 25, 2019)

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 Evening Kayak Tour

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

Available

June 1 – August 20, 2019
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kayak through the calm waters of the Inner and Upper Harbour as well as the Gorge Waterway and watch as the sun sets on the beautiful city of Victoria. Glide past historic buildings and street lamps as well as the BC Parliament Building, with its 3,300 light bulbs casting a warm summer glow over the harbor. As you paddle along, keep an eye out for eagles, herons, cormorants, river otters, harbor seals and other wildlife.

Why we love it
  • What’s better than kayaking? Kayaking during golden hour! Experience Victoria’s legendary waterfront sunsets right in the heart of it all.
  • The most scenic tour in Victoria, the paddling area encompasses over four miles of calm protected water known locally as the Gorge, as well as the world’s most photographed harbor.
  • Tours provide a paddling orientation, meaning no kayaking experience is necessary. Kayaking in Victoria is perfect for children and adults alike!
What’s included
  • Guided kayak tour
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria Food Tours

Available

March 1 – September 30, 2019 (Daily)
October 1 – November 3, 2019 (Tuesday – Saturday)
(Excluding October 14, 2019)

Departs daily at 1:30 pm

During this fully guided, two-hour walking tour, you will be treated to the best of what Victoria’s culinary scene has to offer along with some of the secret, insider hot spots. Eat your way around the city as you sample bites at each delicious location. The chefs, cooks and proprietors will give you the inside information on the dishes you enjoy at each location. Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure throughout Victoria!

(Must be 19+ years old to book)

Why we love it
  • You’ll eat your way around the city on this tour – what’s not to love!
  • As you walk from one stop to the next, see the sights along the way at street-level.
  • Learn the history of each neighborhood and landmark you walk past, and feel free to ask your guide questions along the way!
What’s included
  • Guided walking tour
  • All food and drink tastings
  • All applicable taxes

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

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

Available

June 1 – September 8, 2019
Daily, 2:00 pm

(Except June 20, 27;  July 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 26 & August 11, and 18)

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.

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

January 24, 2019 – January 5, 2020

(Except October 13 and December 25, 2019)

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.

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

May 17  – August 31, 2019: Daily, 5:30 pm
(Except July 1, 2019)

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!

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

2019
January 5 – May 25, 2019: Saturdays at 2 pm
June 1 – September 2, 2019: Daily at 2 pm
September 7 – November 30, 2019: Saturdays at 2 pm, Sundays at 10:30 am and 2 pm

Experience the essence of Victoria’s historic Old Town, Chinatown and Harbourfront on this flagship tour of British Columbia’s capital city. With Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, John Adams (or one of his expert storytellers) as your guide, you will follow a hand-picked route past iconic buildings soak in their stunning architecture, discover fascinating details about local events and listen to spell-biding stories about the famous and colorful people that call Victoria home.

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

Westin Bear Mountain Golf Club

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, Country Club Way, Victoria, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round

The premier golf experience in Canada, Westin Bear Mountain Golf Club and Resort offers a nearby escape from the city and 36 holes across two distinct courses! Located just 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, Bear Mountain features a stunning series of panoramic city, ocean and mountain views. Resting at the base of Mount Finlayson, this Nicklaus co-designed course has combined superb playability with uniquely West Coast surroundings.

Why we love it
  • Sweeping panoramic vistas of the city and surrounding greenspace.
  • Tee selections for golfers of every experience level.
  • 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golfing across two distinct golf courses – the rugged, challenging Mountain Course or the more serene Valley Course.
  • Check out our Clipper Vacations Magazine feature From Greens to Clubhouse: How to Plan the Ultimate Victoria Golf Getaway to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Bear Mountain Golf VIP Package, greens fees, power cart/GPS, bag drop
  • Club cleaning, range balls
  • All applicable taxes