Victoria Beacon Hill Park Tours

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Sheer natural beauty is just the start of the appeal of of Beacon Hill Park, which sprawls across the southern edge of Victoria, British Columbia. It’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, with a petting zoo, splash parks, playgrounds, sports fields, seemingly endless footpaths, and one of the tallest totem poles in the world.

The Basics
At 200 acres (75 hectares), this massive green space is an important part of the Victorian landscape, stretching almost from the Inner Harbour all the way to the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. It is full of places to play and explore, or just to sit and relax in the tranquil garden areas.

To maximize your time and orient yourself in the expansive park, a tour that includes a stop at Beacon Hill Park is the best way to visit. Many visitors love the charm of a horse-drawn carriage ride, or the pleasure of a bike tour or pedicab ride, all of which enable you see more of the area in less time than walking. City tours of Victoria generally make time to give visitors a chance to experience this lovely urban escape.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Beacon Hill Park is perfect for families with kids, gardening enthusiasts, and anyone who loves the outdoors.
  • The park is generally accessible for wheelchair users, with paved pathways and accessible bathrooms.
  • Pack swimsuits for the kids—if it’s hot they’ll want to splash in the water parks.

How to Get There
Just south of the Inner Harbour and near the Royal British Columbia Museum, Beacon Hill Park is an easy walk from downtown and the harbor attractions. Buses 2, 3, and 7 all stop near the park. If driving, park along the roadways in the park.

When to Get There
With Victoria’s mild climate, you can visit the park year-round. Peak season is in summer, when the flowers are in bloom and all the attractions are open. In the cooler months the water features are closed and the blooms are dormant, although a winter walk or ride through the park is still enjoyable.

Sightseeing in Beacon Hill Park
A frolic in the park is always nice, but its sightseeing attractions are what make Beacon Hill Park outstanding. Most popular sights include the 126-foot (38-meter) totem pole that is a tribute to the indigenous people of Victoria, the Mile 0 marker of the Trans-Canada Highway, and the touching monument to young Canadian hero Terry Fox.
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Address: Douglas Street, Victoria V8V 4Z8, Canada
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The Royal Carriage Tour

Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to vintage Victoria with a 1-hour tour through the city’s most splendid neighborhoods aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Beginning at the illustrious Empress hotel, admire sailing ships in the Inner Harbor and trot through the leafy gardens and lawns of Beacon Hill Park. Pass stately Victorian mansions and other local landmarks like the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 marker, and take in fantastic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the stylish ride. 
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Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Spin through downtown Victoria on two wheels and discover top city attractions with ease on this 2-hour Victoria castles and neighborhoods bike tour. Hop onto your bike and follow your guide through the city streets. Learn of Victoria’s colorful past through its historic buildings, and explore districts including the Inner Harbour, Cook Street Village and Chinatown. Enjoy fine views over the Dallas Road waterfront and admire the eery Craigdarroch Castle. Cycle through Moss Rock Park and Beacon Hill Park, and soak up the artistic atmosphere in leafy Fernwood.
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45-Minute Beacon Hill Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Enjoy a romantic ride with that special someone, or a fun excursion with family and friends as you visit Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park in a horse-drawn carriage. Beacon Hill Park is one of Victoria’s main attractions, home to a petting zoo, playground and splash park, and the tallest totem pole in the world. Learn all about it from your guide as you revel in the beauty of the park.
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Beacon Hill Park Carriage Tour

Discover the beauty of downtown Victoria on this 45-minute Beacon Hill Park carriage tour. Hop into your horse-drawn carriage and travel in style along the winding roadways round Beacon Hill Park — Victoria’s oldest and, many would say, most attractive park. Discover top local attractions including St Anne's Academy, the Empress Hotel and the Church Of Our Lord, and listen as your driver shares tales and folklore from Victoria's dim and distant past. Head along pretty pathways and enjoy fine views over the vibrant flowerbeds, peaceful ponds and manicured lawns.
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

Capital of British Columbia, Victoria sits on Vancouver Island—with beautiful Victorian architecture and sweeping coastal views. Ideal for visitors short on time, this flexible sightseeing tour starts any time between 8am and 8pm, and takes in top attractions such as Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, and 19th-century Craigdarroch Castle. Stop throughout your tour to capture the city on camera, with round-trip travel from your Victoria hotel included.
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60-Minute Deluxe Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Capital of British Columbia, Vancouver lies on the southern shores of Vancouver Island—with striking architecture, pretty parks, and a British colonial history dating back to the Victorian era. On this tour, explore Victoria in comfort by traditional horse-drawn carriage as your guide brings the city’s Victorian past to life. Along the way, discover sites of interest such as Beacon Hill Park, historic James Bay, and the Salish Sea waterfront.
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Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

Explore the beautifully historic center of Victoria, then trade downtown streets for the flower-lined paths of Butchart Gardens on a half-day, private tour of the city. You'll start with a trip to Fisherman's Wharf, then see the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, and Craigdarroch Castle, following scenic roads through the Vancouver Island countryside. With departures throughout the day, this tour of Victoria highlights is priced per vehicle, and can be tailored to your private group of up to seven people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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British Columbia Super Saver: 4-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria

Enjoy a combination of British Columbia's top day trips covering Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and more with this 4-day super-saver package. Explore top sights in Vancouver like Stanley Park and Granville Island. Then head to Whistler to visit Squamish Adventure Centre and the scenic Shannon Falls. You'll also visit Victoria's Butchart Gardens, and have time for more exploring in Vancouver using your included hop-on, hop-off bus tickets. This 4-day super-saver package includes round-trip transport from your hotel, ferry ride to Victoria from Vancouver, entrance fees, transport by coach for day trips and 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.
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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

Get a great overview of Victoria’s historic charm and modern highlights on a 2.5-hour city coach tour. Travel through the area’s most intriguing neighborhoods and stop to explore local landmarks like Beacon Hill Park, Mt Tolmie, Antique Row and Oak Bay Marina. The tour includes entrance to the Scottish baronial mansion Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site of Canada that you can explore at your leisure.
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Private Butchart Gardens and Victoria Half-Day Tour

Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on this half-day guided tour. On the way to the gardens, stop at several attractions including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, and Mount Tolmie Park. While at the Butchart Gardens, take in the impressive floral displays and the many theme gardens. On the return trip, visit Chinatown, Parliament, and the Empress Hotel.
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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

If you are short on time, but eager to see the most beautiful spots in Victoria, this is the tour for you. Have your camera ready for stops at Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, the Lieutenant Governor’s estate, and Oak Bay Village and Marina. Get your small group together and enjoy this guided tour through all the gorgeous scenery of Victoria.
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1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour with Robert Bateman Centre Combo

Choose a hop-on, hop-off tour of Victoria to combine the freedom of independent exploring with a curated route and live commentary. Included admission to the Robert Bateman Centre secures your tickets to a Victoria landmark without making a second booking, and the open-top bus tour features 21 stops that are strategically located for shopping, sightseeing, and taking in Victoria’s historic neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 1.5 to 8 hrs
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