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Beacon Hill Park Tours

Beacon Hill Park
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.
Address: Douglas Street, Victoria V8V 4Z8, Canada
Admission: Free
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19 Tours and Activities to Experience Beacon Hill Park

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Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

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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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$335.97
per group
From
$335.97
per group
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4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

4-Hour Grand City and 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 and 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 one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
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$200.00
Price varies by group size

Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$357.56
per group
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$357.56
per group
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The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria

The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria

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Make the most of your visit to Victoria by seeing  many of the area’s highlights in just one day. This private tour packs in top sights including, Butchart Gardens, one of Canada’s oldest Chinatown neighborhoods, Craigdarroch Castle, and the famed Parliament Buildings. Plus, you’ll even have time to stop at a local winery to experience British Columbia’s burgeoning wine scene. Round-trip transportation is also included for an added convenience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$553.37
per group
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$553.37
per group
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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
Price varies by group size
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$250.00
Price varies by group size

45-Minute Beacon Hill Park Carriage Tour

45-Minute Beacon Hill Park Carriage Tour

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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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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.79
per group
From
$133.79
per group
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2-Hour Grand City Tour

2-Hour Grand City 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 Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
$100.00
Price varies by group size

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

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Spin through downtown Victoria on two wheels and discover top city attractions with ease on this 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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.43
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$47.43
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Butchart Gardens Countryside City Highlights Tour

Butchart Gardens Countryside City Highlights Tour

This is an excellent tour for those who have a little extra time. On this private tour, you can set your own pace to visit our beautiful Butchart Gardens and have time to explore our historic modern city. We will tour through Victoria's oldest neighbourhoods, Craigdarroch Castle and the Government House. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Inner Harbour while looking at the spectacular Parliament Building and historic Empress Hotel. We will tour through Chinatown and colorful Fisherman's Wharf. See the worlds largest totem pole. Sit back and enjoy a scenic seaside drive to Butchart Gardens and have an opportunity for an amazing 360 mountain top view. Explore enchanting Butchart Gardens at your own pace. You can dine at the Gardens or we can stop for a bite at a local eatery, enjoy a local winery or cidery as we drive through scenic countryside past quaint farms and modern estates. Butchart Gardens Entrance fees not included. Easily purchase tickets at gardens on arrival.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.24
Price varies by group size
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$243.24
Price varies by group size

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City 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 Butchart Gardens and City Tour covers some of 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 one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size

Victoria History Grand City Tour

Victoria History Grand City Tour

We will pick you up anywhere in the Victoria area.  We will visit, Beacon Hill Park, the grounds at Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, Mount Tolmie, the Oak Bay Marina, Chinatown, Olde Victoria, the Empress Hotel, our Inner harbour area and Fisherman's Wharf. and much more.  We stop for picture taking on our tour, you get to walk around and experience Victoria and all the beauty we have to offer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$435.90
per group
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$435.90
per group

Time Efficient Luxury City Tour of Victoria

Time Efficient Luxury City Tour of Victoria

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.33
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$204.33
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Picturesque Victoria City Highlights Private Tour

Picturesque Victoria City Highlights Private Tour

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See the best of our historical to modern day city through a true locals eyes: the colourful Fisherman's Wharf house boat community, the regal Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings nestled within the inner harbour, eclectic Government Street, the LoJo art-filled shopping district, Canada's oldest Chinatown, see the ducks and peacocks at Beacon Hill Park and the world's tallest freestanding totem pole, and in Victoria's oldest neighbourhood we'll see the Government House and the Craigdarroch Castle - this is your day, stop and take photos along the way! We'll take a scenic waterfront drive stop at Mount Tolmie to take in a 360 degree view of the snow-capped mountains, city-scape, ocean and countryside.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.51
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$263.51
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Victoria

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Victoria

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Capture lasting memories of your vacation in Victoria by hiring a private photographer for a one-hour shoot. You'll have your choice of a variety of scenic routes, with stops for professional photos along the way. Around 30 high-res photographs will be available to you within five days of your photo shoot.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
per group

Guided Luxury City Tour of Victoria

Guided 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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.67
per group
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$110.67
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Enjoy A Private Tour of Beautiful Victoria!

Enjoy A Private Tour of Beautiful Victoria!

We provide a personal experience with a friendly, professional tour guide in a large luxury 14 passenger van!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.96
per group
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$169.96
per group
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Private Three Hour City Tour

Private Three Hour City Tour

We are the only original classic Black London Taxi - an Austin FX4. We cater to small groups of 2 or 3 people The taxi has a divided privacy window separating the driver from the passengers which is kept closed during the 2020 season. Masks are provided and the taxi is thoroughly cleaned between tours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$326.93
per group
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$326.93
per group
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Victoria

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Victoria

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Victoria and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Victoria, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.88
per group
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$544.88
per group

Victoria Drive and Explore Tour - Private Tour

Victoria Drive and Explore Tour - Private Tour

Your private tour takes you to beautiful heritage and scenic places. Learn interesting stories from your guide. From Totem Poles park to the oldest China Town in Canada. Explore Victoria's Inner harbour with famous Empress Hotel, venture on a drive along spectacular Juan de Fuca Strait, and visit colourful Fisherman's Wharf. Our local guides are warm and welcoming and very knowledgable. Take time to browse through unique and eclectic shops near in Oak Bay village or Downtown Victoria. We will be driving from one exciting place to another, with suggestions and a chance to walk and photograph, or sit and take in the city at your leisure. You will learn some interesting facts and hear stories (if you'd like), about Victoria, British Columbia's history and culture. This tour is customized for your interests and your. This private tours are personalized to your interests and activity level for a great overview of the city of Victoria, British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$521.75
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$521.75
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