The 10 Best Tours In Victoria, Canada - Updated 2023

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Whether you’re a nature lover or gourmand, Victoria, B.C. offers something for everyone. The unique combination of forests, ocean, and city make Victoria an appealing option for group travel. Check out this list of popular tours for some ideas of the wild variety of things there are to do in Victoria.

1. Natural Beauty Tour (from 66 USD)

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For the nature lover or photographer, check out the Victoria Natural Beauty Tour. This four and a half hour long tour makes 9 stops along Victoria’s coastline to contemplate the beauty of the surrounding nature. On this tour you’ll drive a private SUV through parks, a Douglas Fir forest, and eventually up a mountain. The mountain top will offer you 360 degree views of the city, ocean, and mountains. If you aren’t a photographer, don’t worry, you tour guide doubles as a one and the price of one picture is included in the tour costs.

Natural Beauty Tour

Departure Point: Your Hotel


2. Historical Chinatown Walking Tour (from USD 16.0)

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For a more budget-friendly option, look into taking a tour of Canada’s oldest Chinatown. At only 90 minutes, this is also a good choice if you’re running short on time. If you’re interested in history or Chinese culture (or food) this is a great tour for you. Take the Chinatown Walking Tour to find some of the best Chinese food in Victoria and to learn about the Gold Rush in Canada.

Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

24 reviews

3. High Speed Passenger Ferry from Victoria to Seattle, Washington (from 101 USD)

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To get the most bang for your travel buck visit Seattle, Washington, USA, while you’re in Victoria. For 2 to 3 hours you can kick back on a high speed ferry to Seattle, while watching the ocean waves and keeping an eye out for marine wildlife. With this tour you get two cities for the price of one. Disembark in Seattle and spend the day checking out their first rate shopping. Keep in mind that you will have to go through customs once you arrive in the US.

High Speed Passenger Ferry from Victoria to Seattle, Washington

Departure Point: 254 Belleville Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada


4. Victoria Wine and Wales Combo Tour (from USD 330.0)

The beauty of nature combined with the joys of vino? Really indulge yourself while you’re in Victoria with this combo tour. Sip on the best wines of the region while watching the sunset, then relax and watch the whales play on the four hour cruise. If you’re not too distracted, be sure to talk to one of the whale experts on board to learn more about marine animal life in B.C.

Victoria Whale -Watching Tour and Wine Tour

Duration: 8 hours

9 reviews

5. Victoria Kayaking and Butterfly Gardens Tour (from 72 USD)

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This tour is a brilliant option for adventure travelers, outdoorsmen, and nature lovers. Hop on a kayak at Brentwood Bay for a two hour kayak tour spotting sea lions, otters, and other aquatic life. If two hours of kayaking seems like a long time to you, keep in mind that the waters of Brentwood Bay are very calm and you’ll be moving at a leisurely pace. Next, visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens for an organic picnic lunch of local produce.

Victoria Kayaking and Butterfly Gardens Tour

Departure Point: Brentwood Bay, B.C., Canada


6. Extended Panoramic Tour of Victoria by Seaplane (from 145 USD)

To take in all of the views that Victoria has to offer at once, take a panoramic tour by seaplane. Enjoy stunning views of the harbor, cityscape, and Olympic Mountains from the air. This is the perfect choice for the adrenaline junkie.

Extended Panoramic Tour of Victoria by Seaplane

Departure Point: Your Hotel


7. Fort Street Food Walking Tour (from USD 61.0)

Another choice for the budget conscious is the Fort Street Food Walking Tour. Stretch your legs and your belly in one of Victoria’s hippest areas. Fort Street, also known as Antique Row, is filled with antique and vintage stores, a shopaholics dream. Sample local delicacies at 8 different spots on this two hour food tour.

Victoria Fort Street Food Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

Duration: 2 hours

75 reviews

8. Victoria Gardens & Seaside 1.5-Hour Pedicab Tour (from 36 USD)

Kickback in a pedicab as you’re guided around one of Victoria’s most beautiful neighborhoods, James Bay. Enjoy the views from the garden capital of Canada, while you glide by Victorian homes and explore the inner forest.

Victoria Gardens & Seaside 1.5-Hour Pedicab Tour

Departure Point: The Empress Hotel, 721 Government Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada


9. Sunset Whale Watching Cruise (from USD 128.0)

Nature is definitely one of the best things that Victoria has to offer. On this tour not only will you be able to appreciate the beauty of the ocean while watching the sunset, you’ll get the chance to spot aquatic wildlife. This is the best time of day to see the whales because there are fewer boats in the harbor. If you’ve ever wanted to see whales in their natural habitat, this tour is for you. It’s truly an unbelievable sight.

Victoria Sunset Whale Watching and Marine Tour

Duration: 3 hours

131 reviews

10. Victoria Craft Brewery Tour and Tastings (from USD 60.0)

For another budget friendly option, look into taking a craft beer tour. On this tour, you’ll be led to some of the best nightspots in Victoria, truly living like a local. You’ll try beer from small, local breweries and boutique bars. This tour takes away the worry of driving; you’ll be traveling on their “brew bus.” If beer is your thing, be sure to check out the Great Canadian Beer Festival held in Victoria every year.

Victoria Craft Brewery Tour and Tastings

Duration: 4 hours

53 reviews

There's too much to do

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The capital of British Colombia offers almost too much to do. From the beach, to the forests, to shopping it’s going to be hard to narrow down your options.

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