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Beacon Hill Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Beacon Hill Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Victoria has striking architecture, stunning parks, and 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.

  • Spin along Victoria’s historic streets by traditional horse-drawn carriage
  • Admire sites of interest like Beacon Hill Park and historic James Bay
  • Sweeping coastal views along the pretty Salish Sea waterfront
  • Your guide brings the cities British colonial history to life.

What’s Included:

  • Local taxes
  • Professional, informative, uniformed guide
  • Warm faux-fur blankets for cooler evenings
  • Convertible roof to maximize comfort in all weather
  • Evening tours will be lit with the soft glow of carriage lanterns


What to Expect:

On this personalized 60-minute horse-drawn carriage tour of Victoria, take a step back in time and experience the lush greenery of Beacon Hill Park, magnificent ocean views along the Salish Sea waterfront and the historic beauty of Victoria’s charming James Bay neighbourhood.

Beacon Hill Park is a haven of serenity in the heart of the city with its immaculate flower gardens, tranquil duck ponds, children’s petting farm and areas of natural landscape. Donated to the city in 1858, the park has been preserved as a public space for generations and remains a protected area for wildlife and native plants.

Enjoy the highlights of the park from your carriage before taking a scenic journey along the Salish Sea waterfront. Pass Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway and experience stunning ocean views of the Olympic Mountain range in the United States. Return through the charming neighbourhood of James Bay, hear stories about the area’s rich history, and pass by the birthplace of renowned artist Emily Carr. Each tour is personalized, with the right balance of historical information, local folklore and simple relaxation as you sit back and enjoy the clip-clop of your horse’s hooves.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is priced per carriage
  • Carriages seat a maximum of 6 people (we suggest 4 adults for ultimate comfort)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All tours are subject to weather. In the event of inclement weather (ice, snow, high winds), your local tour operator will try to contact you via the information provided, else please call to confirm your reservation.
  • Stroller accessible Wheelchair accessible: person must be able to transfer themselves into the carriage
  • Service animals allowed Dog friendly (we love them, but please keep them off the seats)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate