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Horse Drawn Carriage
Horse Drawn Carriage

The Canadian city of Victoria has a rich British colonial history dating back to the Victorian era, which is evident in its striking architecture and historic landmarks. Explore the city in style by traditional horse-drawn carriage, and take in sites of interest such as James Bay— one of Vancouver Island’s oldest neighbourhoods—and the Salish Sea waterfront. Enjoy fine views over Victoria to the Olympic Mountain range beyond as your horse clops along.

  • Explore Victoria’s historic streets by traditional horse-drawn carriage
  • Discover attractions, including James Bay and the Salish Sea waterfront
  • Your guide brings the city’s British colonial history to life
  • Pretty views over the Olympic Mountain range in the distance


What’s Included

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


What To Expect

On this personalized 30-minute horse-drawn carriage tour, explore one of Victoria’s oldest and most interesting neighbourhoods, James Bay. Known for its charming Victorian-era houses, quaint cafes, and scenic waterfront views, this charming community is a must-see destination for any visitor to Victoria.

Sit back and relax as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you on a leisurely tour through the picturesque streets, pointing out notable landmarks and sharing fascinating stories about the area’s rich history.

Pass Emily Carr’s birthplace and learn about the life of this important Canadian figure and her lasting impact on the art world; and see some of the most beautifully preserved Victorian homes in the city. 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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is priced per carriage
  • Carriages seat a maximum of 6 people (we suggest a maximum of 4 adults for ultimate comfort)
  • 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