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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$56.18 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac

Discover the native marine wildlife for which British Columbia is famous on this 3-hour bird and sea lion-watching tour from Victoria. Hop aboard your high-speed Zodiac vessel in Victoria and head out onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s rolling waves with your guide. Watch the water for possible sightings of graceful whales and porpoises, and gaze over the rocky coastline where playful seals and sea lions relax. Watch the skies for bald eagles, heron and other native bird life, and gain insight into the animals’ life cycles and hunting habits.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$84.27 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure

Soar through the air like an eagle in flight on this zipline adventure! Just a half hour from central Victoria, this Vancouver Island zipline park features eight different ziplines that span more than 1,000 feet (305 meters). Your small group will also go on a 10-minute ATV ride and you'll traverse two suspension bridges high above the forest floor. Two tour guides accompany you on this two-hour tour; they'll share insight about the environment and answer any questions to ensure a safe, fun and exhilarating experience in the British Columbia temperate rainforest.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$71.43 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$71.43 USD

Vancouver Island 4x4 Tour in Nahmint Valley

Explore the Nahmint Valley in a side-by-side 4WD vehicle on a 4-hour, guided tour from Alberni Valley that includes all equipment, rain gear, and snacks. Discover old growth forest, rugged mountain terrain, and waterfalls, and experience the Vancouver Island landscape at its most dramatic. This small-group 4WD tour is limited to 8 participants for a personalized experience, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$463.89 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria

Discover Gowlland Tod Provincial Park on this moderate-level hike from Victoria. This 4.5-hour tour is led by a photographer-guide, who captures your outdoorsy adventure along the way. You’ll cover 3.6 miles with 650 feet in elevation gain — and your efforts will be rewarded with views of the Gowlland Range, Finlayson Arm, and the Olympic mountains. Learn about Vancouver Island’s history and enjoy light snacks. This outing is limited to six people and includes round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$65.73 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$65.73 USD

40-Minute Nanaimo Zipline Adventure

Fly through the air high above the Nanaimo River gorge on this guided zipline tour. From 100 feet (30.5 meters) above the river, you’ll cross the entire length of the park in two quick and easy flights that span 300 and 600 feet (91 and 182 meters) each. Plus, pass beneath the “Bungee Jump” bridge, which is famous for offering six levels of bungee jumps.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$24.07 USD
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Nanaimo Classic Adventure Course

Challenge yourself to take on a series of games, ziplines, and obstacles at an adventure course in Nanaimo. Your group can travel at a pace that works for you, climbing to 45 feet (14 mt.) above the forest floor with support from the guides; the flexible format makes this a good fit for groups of all ages and abilities.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$32.10 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Nanaimo Kid Aerial Adventure

Enjoy a thrill ride on the Aerial Adventure Course at WildPlay Nanaimo in British Columbia, Canada. Climb, ride the zip line, jump, and swing through obstacle games. Young guests navigate log ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more aerial surprises that gradually become higher and more challenging. This family friendly activity is available for anyone five years of age and older.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$16.04 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tofino ATV Tour

Spend the day on an ATV in the back country around Tofino, exploring spots even the locals don’t know about. There will be plenty of opportunities to take in the natural beauty of the area, spotting wildlife and stopping at stunning viewpoints. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the base of lovely Virgin Falls then ride on for a stop overlooking Barkley Sound before heading back to town.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$800.97 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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4-Hour Vertical Cave Challenge in Horne Lake

You don’t have to be an experienced climber to enjoy the thrill and challenge of this half-day, guided, cave-diving and underground rock climbing expedition in one of Canada’s most stunning caves. In climbing gear and a harness you’ll go underground to traverse ladders, loose rocky passages, crawl through tunnels and climb a 15-foot (5-meter) rock wall. See a four-storey crystal formation and learn about the subterranean world from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$100.32 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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5 Day Broken islands Kayaking Expedition

Sea kayaking around the Broken Group Islands is as good as it gets. It’s rugged beauty, untouched wilderness and a cultural history that extends over 5100 years. We will explore this temperate rainforest with it’s white sandy beaches, and paddle through turquoise waters hosting an amazing diversity of marine life.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,142.72 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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3 Day Broken Group Islands Kayaking Expedition

The 3 Day Kayaking Odyssey is an inspirational adventure. A truly memorable way to spend quality time with your friends and family while exploring the coastline, seeing wildlife and experiencing the joy of sea kayaking.On this trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the wild and beautiful islands and islets of Barkley Sound. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, paddle with harbour seals while eagles soar right above your head.Our tours include all of your kayaking and camping equipment, including a Mutha Hubba tent, an Exped sleeping mat (for adults only), and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You need only to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you don’t have a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for an additional fee.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$726.14 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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