A city full of history
Explore the history of Hatley Castle, A National Historic Site on the Royal Roads University Campus. Built in 1908 it was the home of James Dunmuir and his family. Enjoy a Guided Walking Estate Tour that will take you on a 1-hour journey to share the significant history of the site.
After leaving the site we will take a beautiful drive along the Esquimalt Lagoon before arriving at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Lighthouse. The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast.
Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Inside the building are two floors of exhibits, dealing with ship.
We will then head back to Victoria where we will show you; Chinatown, our inner Harbour area, the beautiful Empress hotel and much more.
There is so much to see on this tour.
We will pick you up in any downtown location; cruise ship, harbour air terminal or hotels. We will drive out to Hatley Castle and wait while you stroll through the castle and grounds. We will then head over to Esquimalt Lagoon and then Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Lighthouse.
When you are finished here we will head back to Victoria and show you the many sites of the city.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship terminal,Harbour Air and downtown ferry terminals or any downtown hotel.
End location: We can drop you off at any pickup location or any downtown location of your choice.
Duration: 5 hours
You will ride in a comfortable air conditioned GMC van
Transportation, all parking, water, private guide on drive.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 C$ - Entrance to attractions and any beverages or food
Entrance to attractions, any food or beverages bought