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  • Address: British Columbia, 100km (62mi) south of Vancouver, Canada
  • Hours: Open daily

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Victoria Inner Harbour Tours

Victoria Inner Harbour is perhaps best known as a picturesque port frequented by more than a two hundred cruise ships each year, pouring a quarter of a million passengers, charmed I'm sure, onto shore. Their first view of the pretty city is dominated by the Olympic mountain range in the distance, and 1908 Fairmont Empress Hotel in the foreground, overlooking the magnificent yachts moored in the marina. Reflected in the crashing Pacific, this romantically lit Victorian masterpiece is famed for its afternoon high tea.

Though it's hard to top the bay's natural beauty, the dramatic coastline is aptly framed with more delightful Victorian homes, watched over by winsome Craigdarroch Castle, completed in 1890 by a Scottish coal billionaire with a taste for luxury. There's plenty of culture (and even more tourist claptrap, including a wax museum, aquarium, IMAX theater…you get the idea) to keep you busy. Consider strolling vividly landscaped Buchart Gardens, or taking a whale watching (April through October) cruise, then finishing your day with a meal in Victoria's vibrant Chinatown.

Practical Info

Enormous Vancouver Island (about the size of the Netherlands) is an impossibly scenic spot and the gateway to its spectacular snow-capped fjords and pristine beaches is the city of Victoria. You'll probably arrive here on the southern tip of the island by sea: a cruise ship, private vessel, or public ferry (two lines cross the Straight of Georgia to Vancouver; five serve Washington State in the USA.

Though the Pacific Northwest is notably rainy, Victoria is generally sunny and dry, in summer at least. It gets chilly and wet in winter, but temperatures rarely drop below freezing.

There's a useful tourist bureau InfoCentre with maps and brochures galore on the inner harbor; you can download a free phone app with maps and information at their official website.

Tours & Tickets

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Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $265.88
Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? This Viator exclusive tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $451.55
Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight, Victoria, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

This 35-minute seaplane flight is a quick and easy way to travel from Victoria to Vancouver, and adds a little excitement to boot. In Victoria, capture prime ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $168.55
Victoria and Butchart Gardens with Victoria Clipper to Seattle One-Way from Vancouver, Vancouver, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria and Butchart Gardens with Victoria Clipper to Seattle One-Way from Vancouver

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Need to get to Seattle? Make it an experience! With the journey to Victoria equally as fascinating as the city itself, this tour offers scenic ocean travel, a ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $265.97
Ghostly Walking Tour in Victoria, Victoria, Ferry Services
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Ghostly Walking Tour in Victoria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, humour, hangings, murder and ghosts! During your 90-minute ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.60
Victoria Audio Tour, Victoria, Ghost & Vampire Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria Audio Tour

Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. This fascinating audio guided tour will show you the ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs

From USD $19.99
Victoria Full-Day Private Tour, Victoria, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

See the beautiful Strait of Georgia with a ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, the first experience on this 14-hour private day trip to Vancouver Island. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,592.02
Christmas in Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christmas in Victoria and the Butchart Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Christmas in Victoria and the Butchart Gardens. Start the evening by heading straight to the Butchart Gardens to avoid the ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $247.42

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