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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Butchart Gardens Express from Cruise Ship Terminal

When your ship docks in Victoria, stretch your legs on a stroll through Butchart Gardens. Walk on stone paths through a storybook land of perfumed blossoms, streams and lily ponds. Stop by showstoppers like the sunken garden, Japanese- and Italian-inspired landscapes, and the Ross Fountain. On your provided transport to Butchart Gardens, listen to live commentary about its origins as a quarry. This tour includes transportation to and admission to The Butchart Gardens. We leave from and return back to cruise ship dock.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Island's Ultimate Full Day Whale and Wildlife Tour

Come and explore the Salish Sea with us! Our full day whale and wildlife tours are perfect for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. The full day tour enables us to explore parts of the Salish Sea that most people don't get to explore. Our 8 Hour whale watching cruise that will focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco-tour. We will focus on spending time in areas where there are fewer boats viewing the wildlife.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Explore the beauty that is British Columbia on this half-day whale-watching excursion from Telegraph Cove Resort. Step aboard the flagship vessel ‘Ocean Magic’ for the adventure of a lifetime. In true comfort and style, the crew is excited to explore the local waters in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. Enjoy views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound while learning about the local geology and marine life along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Highlight City Tour

Meet Matt or one of his hand selected local guides at the Bike Tours Victoria bike shop in the heart of Victoria’s historic Market Square. You’d never guess that this is the place where gold miners and explorers once mingled as you begin your tour in the square itself. In small groups of 8 or less, you’ll navigate the surrounding quaint city neighbourhoods and parks with epic views of ocean, mountains, and sky. You’ll take in lush gardens, historic homes, and city architecture that all have secrets and stories to share of the characters that helped to shape the city into what you see today. This tour gives you ample exposure to Victoria’s vibrant art, food, as well as ‘island life.’ And you’ll definitely get the inside scoop on what’s known as Victoria’s deliciously sustainable ‘farm to table’food culture. Be prepared for a complete snapshot of the city in just 3 hours.  The cost is $74.95 per person, includes, bike, helmet, taxies. Pace leisurely, Easy
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Ride a bike through Vancouver Island's cycling paths and quiet country roads on a full-day bike tour from Vancouver that combines farm-fresh food, local wine, and active exploring. You'll cross the gorgeous Straight of Georgia on the ferry, then hop on a bike to start the 34-mile (55-km.) route, riding through the Saanich Peninsula to Swartz Bay. Stops include a cafe lunch prepared with locally-sourced foods, and a wine tasting at beautiful De Vine Vineyard, with great views across the Saanich Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, and the Olympic Peninsula.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour

Discover the wines of the Cowichan Valley on a wine tour from Victoria, and taste your way through part of Vancouver Island's fascinating wine trail. You’ll visit three wineries for tastings and tours, and enjoy lunch at a boutique winery surrounded by rolling vineyards. This wine tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Victoria, lunch, and tastings, for the perfect introduction to Vancouver Island wine.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley

On this day tour to the Cowichan Valley you will get exclusive access to top wineries, where you can taste some of the wines and fresh produce for which this region is famous. Learn about wine making in the valley while having fun with your friends or special someone. This is a great way for everyone in your party to sample some delicious local wines, as you don’t need to worry about who will be designated driver.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Island ATV Tour

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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Eat Like a Canadian Food & Sightseeing Tour

Surrounded by rich coastal waters and fertile soils, Victoria is a foodie’s dream destination—with traditional Canadian dishes and speciality treats the locals love. On this tour, delve into Victoria’s culinary scene and visit top food stops including the Fairmont Empress hotel, Fisherman's Wharf, Government Street, and the Inner Harbour. With your guide shining a light on the city’s history and culture, sample diverse treats such as cocktails, pastries, seafood, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria sightseeing with Butchart Gardens and Whale watching

See all the highlights Victoria, Butchart gardens have to offer to complete this wonderful guided trip you will go whale watching and see otters, California sea lions, whales and wonderful scenery.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Yukon-Northern Lights 4-days Adventure in Whitehorse

Stay in a unique Ranch located on a 16-acre property with nightly aurora viewing straight from your private terrace with the picturesque coastal mountains as your companion. In addition to stylish and comforting accommodations, delicious food and warm company, this property has everything you need to make a memorable trip including an outdoor hot tub spa, northern lights viewing platform, bonfire area, tobogganing hill sledding, and beautiful walking trails. Snowshoes and fat bikes are available for guests to use.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 days
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Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise

Discover the Salish Sea and Gulf Islands - Enjoy a coastal village, abundant marine life and the amazing scenery as you navigate the Southern Gulf Islands. Cruise each day on board the Pacific Bear, a converted fishing boat. Each night you will stay at at small resort, incuding Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, locatated on Vancouver Island and Poets Cove Resort & Spa, located on South Pender Island. Highlights include a Horsedrawn Carriage ride in Chemainus, renowed for its muruals, searching for Orca whales and other marine life.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Join Orca Spirit for an unhurried adventure along the glacier-carved shoreline of the Juan de Fuca Strait, BC. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, we’ll cruise by the Lighthouse at Carmanah, Sea Lion Rock, and the West Coast & Juan de Fuca Trails.Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows off in the distance and black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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All-Inclusive 5 Day, 4 Night West Coast Fishing Charter

The Full Barkley Sound Experience 5 day charter is the ultimate all-inclusive west coast fishing adventure, with salmon and halibut fishing, crabbing, prawning, oyster BBQ, beach fire dining, zodiac excursions, comfortable floating accommodations, onboard catering and a magical connection to the beauty of the west coast that can’t be accessed by land. The 5 day flexibility of the Full Barkley Sound experience gives your group time to get acquainted with, soak in the atmosphere of and become part of the Barkley Sound magic. Tour in comfort and style to fit your group’s desires. What kind of fishing do you love? If coho saltwater fly fishing is your thing, we’ll drift the Bamfield Wall for you. If you love shellfish, we’ll do a butter clam dig. We can even visit Bamfield for an evening of Music by the Sea. Whatever your preference, we plan an amazing loop of picturesque destinations and unforgettable experiences on this exclusive custom-tailored tour.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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3 Hour Whale Watching Tour

Your journey starts as you step onto a custom 30 foot wildlife viewing vessel and embark on a voyage through the enchanting Gulf Island Archipelago. Your captain and guide will take you on a thrilling west coast adventure on a vast ocean overflowing with majestic sea life and brilliant scenery.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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