I am pleased to offer you this exciting adventure. Going beyond simply visiting Victoria, BC's capital city, I want to share with you the awesome life of Vancouver Island.
Our tour will depart Vancouver, bound for the coastal community of Nanaimo. From here we'll take in some mesmerizing murals in Chemainus, a former coastal lumber community. Then we'll take in the "city of Totems" as we visit the community of Duncan BC. Here you will have some time to explore the truly magnificent collection of nearly 80 totem poles that were commissioned for the community.
Once refreshed, we'll travel along the picturesque Malahat Highway, the islands extension of the Trans-Canada Highway before coming to Victoria. Here we will explore the history and connection to the coastal life as we tour the down town core.
Once our adventure is complete, we will travel back to the mainland and enjoy a dinner buffet on the BC Ferries.
- Departing on the 8am ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
- Stop in Chemainus for approx half an hour for self exploration.
- Continue to Duncan for approx 20 mins to explore the totems.
- Continue for light lunch and exploration of Victoria.
- Travel on the BC Ferries back to Vancouver including an exclusive dinner buffet.
- You can add a 1 hour stop at the Butchart Gardens as an optional
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 12 hours
This tour is approximately 12 hours in duration. If you wish to include the Butchart Gardens, tour length can be extended to approximately 14 hours.
Newer style GMC Terrain cross-over vehicle
(I hire a third party transportation provider for tours that include Transportation)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Public Transportation Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 Can - A light lunch is available during this tour, you'll want to budget about $25 per person on average. As well, if you're thinking of souvenirs on this journey, prices can range from approximately $5 to hundreds of dollars per item. Its probably a good idea to allow $100-$200 for souvenirs
- Food, Drinks, Snacks