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"Hatley Castle, Goldstream Park, the Kinsol Trestle and Chemainus"
If you love history and adventure your gonna love this tour.
We will start out by stopping by the historical Hatley Castle.
This castle was built by James Dunsmuir in 1908.
James Dunsmuir commisioned Samuel Maclure, a Victorian architect to design the Castle.
It is now the administrative centre for the Royal Roads University.
From there we will journey through Goldstream Park, home to some 400 yr old cedar trees. After we will enjoy a scenic journey over the beautiful Malahat Drive as we make our way to the Historical Kinsol Trestle.
The Kinsol Trestle is one of the highest wooden trestle's in the world. It was completed in 1920, and just recently restored for our viewing pleasure.
This is a very easy 20 minute hike from the parking lot.
After we explore the trestle we will enjoy a beautiful scenic drive through Cobble Hill to have lunch.
After lunch we will enjoy a scenic drive to Chemainus, the historical seaside community with murals.
This package includes a quick stop by the Hatley Castle, after we will stop by Goldstream Park to view some 400 year old trees, and possibly a short hike.
From there we will travel over the scenic Malahat Drive, we will stop at the summit for a quick photo opportunity.
We will then enjoy a beautiful drive up to the Kinsol Trestle. This is an historical wooden train trestle over the Koksilah River.
We will experiance a nice hike exploring the trestle, its about 20 minute hike to the trestle and about a half hour to explore the trestle.
From there we will enjoy lunch (Box lunch or Bistro, this can be negotiated prior to the tour)
After lunch we will enjoy a drive through Cobble hill, a beautiful country setting as we make our way to Chemainus, which is about 45 minutes to an hour drive from the trestle.
In Chemainus we can spend up to an 1 hr 1/2 walking around exploring the murals and the history of the town and its shops.
From there we will have about a 1 hours drive back to Victoria.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Free pick up at any downtown location such as;
Hotels or residents, Clipper Terminal,Coho ferry, Helijet ,and Harbour Air.
I also offer Airport and B.C. or Washington state ferry pick up and drop off for an extra fee.
Guests will be greeted at the arrival terminals with a sign with their last name.
End location: The customer will be dropped back off at the pick up location unless the customers requests an alternative drop location agreed on by both parties.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
Grace time will be given for traffic or construction delays.
Tour may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions.
You will be riding in a 7 passenger luxury SUV,with added cargo space and comport with lots of leg room and passenger air control.
-Free pick up and drop off at any downtown location
- Transportation is included
-.1 Bottled water for each passenger
- 1 Infant car seat if requested
-Storage for a wheel chair,stroller,walker or scooter.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Canadian - You may want to bring up to 30.00 each for lunch and souveniers
Lunch is not included with this tour,although we do take time for lunch.
please bring a boxed lunch or we can make arrangements to eat at a bistro.
Please bring a water bottle and a snack for this tour as you will burn lots of energy.
A per/person charge will apply for over 7 passengers and up to a maximum of 21 passengers,please inquire for rates.
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Darwin provided the most amazing historical tour of Victoria area. He was extremely knowledgeable of the history and interesting facts in all the locations he took us to. Darwin took us to many hidden gems (e.g., Fort Rodd, Fisgard Lighthouse, Kinsol Trestle, etc.) that no one else appeared to know about. There were no crowds and we were able to enjoy the peaceful quiet of the forest. He provided first class clean transportation. We would not hesitate to use Darwin for future tours when we are in Victor