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Seaside homes and Gardens Tour
Seaside homes and Gardens Tour

Experience the charm of Victoria’s historic neighbourhood, James Bay, and Beacon Hill Park. Our guides will both educate and entertain as they explain the history of the city as it evolved from a small fur trading outpost to a thriving Gold Rush town to the present-day capital of British Columbia. Bring your camera along for the fantastic photo opportunities. Let us know if there is anything you are particularly interested in, or if you would like different start times.

  • Explore the historic heritage of the James Bay neighbourhood
  • Learn about the history of Victoria
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Led by a local guide

What’s Included

  • Private transportation
  • Personalized tours to your requests
  • Warm waterproof blankets in case of inclement weather
  • GST and Provincial Taxes


What To Expect

Join us on a journey through Victoria’s best neighbourhoods; we will explore James Bay, home to many beautifully preserved heritage homes. Come find out why we are Canada’s garden city as we ride past stunning residential gardens.

Carr House
A quick stop to meet Emily Carr, one of Victoria’s most famous artists. Find out about her and how she became one of Canada’s best-known female painters and writers. Her childhood home is now a beautiful museum. A tour through the house is not included as part of the tour due to time constraints, but can be added at the end if desired, admission is by donation.

Beacon Hill Park
Explore the city’s biggest and most spectacular park. Home to over 100 different types of trees and thousands of flowers. More wedding photographs are taken here than in any other part of the city. Our guides will fill you in on the history of the park and some of the wildlife (deer, eagles, owls and peacocks are usually in the park; some are shy, while others come out and visit)


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity
  • Only your group will participate