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Private Vancouver Island Historical Landmarks Tour

By Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.
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  • Private guided tour of famed Canadian historical sites
  • Hatley Castle, a beautiful structure with impressive grounds
  • Chance to hike the trails at Goldstream Provincial Park
  • Breathtaking views of Koksilah River from the Kinsol Trestle
  • Final stop at Chemainus, a quaint village with many murals

Activity location

    • Victoria, Canada

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
    • Victoria, Canada

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedPrivate guided tour of historical landmarks on Vancouver Island
  • What's includedWhat's includedAdmission to landmarks
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport to and from most Victoria hotels
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's includedWhat's included1 child car seat

Know before you book

  • Maximum group size is 8 people
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible provided you have a collapsible wheelchair.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most city centre Victoria hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Experience the luxurious Hatley Castle, the natural wonders of Goldstream Provincial Park, the soaring heights of the Kinsol Trestle, and the quaint village of Chemainus on this private guided tour of some of British Columbia's most fascinating historical sites.

After being picked up at your hotel, enjoy your pleasant ride to Hatley Caslte, an extravagant 40-room manor built in the Tudor revival style in 1908. Tour the interior of the mansion, which is now the current administrative centre for Royal Roads University, and then head outside to see the beautiful landscaping, which includes Japanese, Italian, and rose gardens.

Leave the castle behind as you head into the woods to visit Goldstream Provincial Park, a dense, heavily wooded forest that is well-known for its autumn salmon runs in Goldstream River. Hike on the park's nature trails and look to the skies to see if you can spot a bald eagle, which are often spotted flying here.

Make your way to the Kinsol Trestle, one of the highest wooden trestles in the world. While this structure was once used for trains to make their way across the Koksilah River, it is now an open-air walkway that you can venture out onto for a spectacular view of the valley below.

Your last stop is Chemainus, a seaside community known for its 39 outdoor murals that are scattered throughout city centre. Once a booming logging town, it is now a peaceful tourist spot where you can wander the city streets and discover shops, a theatre, antique dealers, and many restaurants. After a day of exploring Canadian history, depart from Chemainus and return to your hotel in Victoria.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
Safety measures
  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity location

    • Victoria, Canada

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHotel Pickup
    • Victoria, Canada