Working in the tourist industry for more than ten years and doing hundreds of tours, it has been my pleasure to meet wonderful people from all over the world and many of them have become friends.
I never get tired of showing off our beautiful city. From the downtown area, to Butchart Gardens, wine tours in the Cowichan Valley, or spending the day in Duncan, there is so much to see and do in our area and each place has its own beauty and its own story, and I love to tell those stories.
I love history, and although Victoria is young, compared with many other areas, there is a lot to see and do here. Anytime of the year it is beautiful. I marvel at the Rhododendrons in the spring and the roses in the summer, the breathtaking lights in the downtown area at night and the sunsets on a summers eve. It never gets boring.
My tours are designed for people who want to tour in a relaxed manner. Get out the vehicle where they want, or just sit and enjoy the sunset.
Remember, this is your tour, and I want you to enjoy it.
A Recent Review of this guide
Sandra Found was so personable and knowledgeable of everything Victoria. And her driver Shannon was a great addition. They were on time to meet us at the port. Sandra took us to all of the sites noted in the tour description, and she even threw in a short visit to feed adorable harbor seals. The van for 5 of us was very comfortable with seating and temperature, and it even had a speaker system to make sure the person in the back could hear. This was my first use of Tours By Locals, but it won't be my last
I am new to Tours by Locals and am looking forward to showing people around our beautiful city. I have been in the tourist industry for over 15 years, first working as a tour guide on tour buses and later starting my own tour company and have done hundreds of tours.
I have also worked in the not-for-profit service industry and even ran a restaurant. So you can see I have a desire to be of service and love meeting new people.
I am Vice President of the Vancouver Island Livery Association,a member of Trip Advisor, Yelp and Tourism Victoria.
I have lived in Victoria for over 35 years and on Vancouver Island a total of 40 years and know all the special areas to visit.
I have all the Business Licenses, Ministry of Transportation License, and the required License to pick up at the cruise ship Terminal, so there is no extra pick-up charge.