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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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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.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.03
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$59.03
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.21
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$117.21

Private Wine Tasting in Beautiful Cowichan Valley

Private Wine Tasting in Beautiful Cowichan Valley

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Enjoy a private tour with just your friends/family! (max 6). We will pick you up in our modern, comfortable, large, passenger van. Relax as we take you on a very scenic drive to the beautiful Cowichan Valley, stopping halfway to enjoy the absolutely breathtaking mountain and ocean views from 1200 feet. We will visit 3 unique wineries (more if time permits). We have chosen the wineries but if you have a preference for other wineries, please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request (with at least 48 hours notice). Please note due to COVID-19, for safety reasons we are only able to accommodate up to 6 passengers at this time.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.53
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$126.53
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City with High Tea at Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a two and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees, as well as a classic British Style High Tea with mouth-watering scones, delicious pastries, savory chowder, exquisite tea sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and a selection of fine teas. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Full Day Grizzly Bear Tour to Toba Inlet

Full Day Grizzly Bear Tour to Toba Inlet

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Join us as we cruise Discovery Passage to Toba Inlet where we will disembark our vessel and spend 3 hours on land viewing Grizzlies along the river with the Klahoose First Nation. On this tour you will enjoy: - Time specifically for viewing marine wildlife - Interpretation by your certified Naturalist and Captain - Klahoose First Nation guide while on land - 3 hours on land - A fresh lunch enjoyed on land
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$447.11
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$447.11
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Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour

Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour

Observe our coast awaken from winter! Join us on our Spring Discovery Tour as we travel to mainland inlets in our covered vessel to see several waterfalls in all of their glory. As we cruise the shorelines, we will keep our eyes peeled for different types of wildlife as they return and awaken from the long winter. Witness sea lions, sea birds, and Orca! View the first Humpback Whales of the season as they make their way back to our northern waters! Watch bears forage along the shore for crabs, mussels, oysters, and more! On this 6 to 7 hour tour, we will travel throughout the islands surrounding Campbell River and make our way to the various inlets of British Columbia’s mainland coast, while searching for wildlife along the way.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.42
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$235.42
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7 Hour Big Animal Encounter

7 Hour Big Animal Encounter

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Guaranteed Whale Sightings! We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a lunch and refreshments along the way. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour departs from Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.74
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$207.74
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Guided Hike to Ripple Rock

Guided Hike to Ripple Rock

Join on this 8km round trip hike through our coastal rain forest. Emerge on top of the bluff overlooking Seymour Narrows and the site of the historic Ripple Rock explosion. Tour includes transportation from our office, lunch on the bluff, and an experienced guide and naturalist. Let our guide share knowledge of the local history. This is a moderate hike, trail is well maintained, however there are some fairly steep hills, and uneven terrain. Comfortable hiking shoes and water are required.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.35
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$95.35
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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley

Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.61
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$130.61

Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.30
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$29.30
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Brewery and Distillery Tour

Brewery and Distillery Tour

Join us as we visit some of the best Brewery's and Distilleries the Comox Valley and Campbell River have to offer. Sample a flight from each brewery and decide which is your favorite, let your taste buds try something new! Discover about the process of how beer and spirits are created. Whats Included: - lunch, - a flight at two breweries, - a tasting and tour at one distillery, - transportation in our 15-passenger Ford Transit Van
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.35
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$95.35
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6 hour Covered Boat Whale Watching Tour

6 hour Covered Boat Whale Watching Tour

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Join us on a 6 hour Whale Watching Tour as we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in our area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more. On this tour you will enjoy: Traveling to see a variety of nature and wildlife in a well maintained, 12 passenger vessel Nature interpretation by your certified Naturalist Guide and Captain Onboard washrooms (yes, even on the Zodiac!) An onshore lunch of fresh made wraps, snacks of homemade baked goods and granola bars, and beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and water. Great opportunities to safely use cameras and binoculars (tripods not recommended)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.61
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$225.61
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6 hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

6 hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

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Join us on a 6 hour Whale Watching Tour as we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in our area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.17
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$208.17
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Nothin' To Wine about Winery Adventure in Cowichan Valley

Nothin' To Wine about Winery Adventure in Cowichan Valley

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This no hassle day of wine tasting includes pickup and drop off from your location right in the Cowichan Valley! Pick up is at 11:30am. We spend the day visiting 3 of the renowned wineries of the Cowichan Valley. Crank your favourite tunes between wineries and jump on the karaoke mic. We promise we wont judge you. ;)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.36
Price varies by group size
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$118.36
Price varies by group size
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7-8 Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

7-8 Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

On this full day adventure, we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. This tour gives us the luxury of time and is designed for those individuals who want to see as much as they can in one single day. With a focus on finding Orca, the extended day means that we can spend quality time with all of the wildlife, like Humpback Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Sea Lions, and much more that our spectacular area has to offer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.30
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$241.30

Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Vancouver Island Cycling Tour including Lunch and Wine Tasting

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.36
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$188.36

Grizzly Bear Expedition

Grizzly Bear Expedition

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Your expedition starts at our Campbell River Marine Centre where you will meet our friendly, professional crew and briefed on the safety of our flagship vessel, Pacific Seeker. From there we will make our way deep into Desolation Sound, keeping our eyes open for whales and other marine mammals in the area. After a two hour scenic boat ride we'll arrive at the Orford River in Bute Inlet where you will be met by members of the Homalco First Nations. After learning about the Grizzlies and traditional first nations culture, you'll be taken by road into the forest where there are numerous viewing platforms allowing for up close and personal grizzly watching opportunities. Bear tours themselves last an an average of three hours.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$504.38
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$504.38
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Private, Customized Bucket List Tour of BC

Private, Customized Bucket List Tour of BC

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Day Trip to Island Anywhere Probably one of the best reasons to visit our fair Vanisle, are the photographic opportunities that exist. From towering ,snow-capped peaks, to gin-clear streams, to warm-water lakes. Ancient , old growth cedars, salmon in their spawning colors, and bears with cubs. One doesn't have to venture very far to encounter photo ops of a lifetime. We will craft your day around the very best scenic photo ops to send you home with treasured memories. The seasons bring different opportunities for photo lovers.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.89
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$82.89

Butchart Gardens Shuttle from Victoria Hotels & Entry Ticket

Butchart Gardens Shuttle from Victoria Hotels & Entry Ticket

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Reserve your spot and stay longer at lush Butchart Gardens with this guided transfer that includes admission to the botanic garden. Join your small group in a comfortable coach and settle in to your reserved seat to make the trip while listening guided commentary about the gardens past and present. Learn what’s blooming, get tips on what to see before your visitm, and skip long bus lines when you arrive. 
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.66
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$60.66

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens Shuttle and Entry

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens Shuttle and Entry

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The Butchart Gardens is one of Victoria’s top attractions, and during the Christmas holiday season it comes alive with twinkling lights and beautiful illuminations. On this small-group tour—limited to 14 people—begin with pickup at your downtown Victoria hotel and enjoy a festive visit to the world-famous gardens. Sing along to traditional carols through the Twelve Days of Christmas display and enjoy a Christmas to remember in Victoria.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.38
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$65.38

Spring Season Sport Fishing Adventure Charter for Salmon Fishing & Bottom Fish

Spring Season Sport Fishing Adventure Charter for Salmon Fishing & Bottom Fish

Spring is the ideal time to fish for king salmon, Chinook salmon, and bottom fish along the west coast of Vancouver Island. On this full-day tour from Ucluelet, set sail on a charter boat and enjoy a completely customized experience, with an expert guide that knows all the best spots. Spend as long as you like fishing, look out for whales and sea lions along the coast, or simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
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  • 8 hours
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$340.57
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