Victoria is not short on cultural riches. Thanks to the Indigenous communities in and around the province’s capital city, there is also plenty of adventure tours, nature thrills, and luxury gems to delight in these days.
Your journey will start with a float plane trip from Vancouver to Victoria. The day continues from Fisherman’s Wharf, where a guide from the Songhees Nation will lead you on a sailing to Tl’chés (Songhees Island). The tour will include visits to reef-net fishing sites, stories of Songhees ancestors, and the opportunity to spot orcas, humpbacks, and other inhabitants of the Salish Sea.
Want more whale watching? You’re in the right part of the world. Head north to Sidney to discover the heart of the orca foraging grounds — 30 minutes closer than any other departure point on southern Vancouver Island.
Back on land, you can explore the First Peoples Galleries and Living Languages exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.
Culminate your day with hours of relaxation at the Chateau Victoria. Dip into the pool or soak in the hot tub to recharge. Work up an appetite in the well-equipped exercise room, then take the elevator all the way up for an incredible view while dining in Vista 18.
Return by float plane from Vancouver.
- Sidney Whale Watching Tour;
- Songhees Nation Tour