EV Tours

Our Guides

Our guides are professional, knowledgable local tour guides, devoted to making EV Tours a very rich and memorable experience for visitors to Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island.  Our private tour guides apply their love of nature, history and culture and share with you their passion of British Columbia, on your private tour in Victoria, BC.  Our private tour guides will provide you with an extraordinary tour that is catered to your needs, pace, and interests.  They will take you to your various points of interest in Victoria and on Vancouver Island, BC, by way of extraordinary, beautiful scenic roads.

Our Guides - john, Elizabeth, garth, chris personal guide

John was born in the Island of Texada, BC one of our beautiful northern Gulf Islands.  John is a wild bird expert who has devoted his own time to building a habitat for the Blue Martin, a bird species that is now becoming a sight to behold in Tod’s Inlet near The Butchart Gardens.  John has also organized bird rescue operations including sending captive birds back to their homeland of Bolivia. He loves and knows this Island’s culture, nature, mountains, secret country roads and the name of flowers, shrubs and trees. He has led many amazing tours for EV Tours, along the coast of Vancouver Island and will share with you vast his knowledge of the wonderful Pacific North West: Join his Mystical and enchanted Vancouver Island tour, and enjoy an exciting day of exploration and discovery with EV Tour guide John.

Our Guides - john, Elizabeth, garth, chris personal guide

Garth is passionate about wildlife, photography, and his fabulous EV Tours of Vancouver Island and especially of Salt Spring Island one of our very close gulf Islands that boast amazing scenery, food, and art. Garth has visited all seven continents and enjoyed leading wildlife tours for over 15 years in Africa and is now an avid private tour guide for EV Tours, on Vancouver Island, in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island. In the past Garth has worked closely with animals and is considered a gorilla expert among zoologist and wildlife professionals around the world. The Calgary Convention and Tourism Bureau awarded Garth the esteemed White Hat Award for his enthusiasm, vast knowledge and protection of wildlife.
He lives on one of the beautiful Gulf Islands near Victoria, BC. He says: ‘The Magic of Salt Spring Island’ tour is a great experience of ecosystem and culture, art and photography that has fascinated our traveling guests at EV Tours. I am looking forward to your visit and being your private tour guide on your visit to Vancouver Island, BC.’

Our Guides - john, Elizabeth, garth, chris personal guide

Elizabeth was born in Uruguay, and immigrated to Canada as a young girl.  She has traveled the world extensively and lived in 3 different countries. Elizabeth speaks 5 languages, her native tongue being Spanish.  Her passion for travel, photography and people led her to create EV Tours in Victoria, BC.  She enjoys fashioning wonderful , custumized experiences for visitors to Victoria and Vancouver Island BC.  she has been a professional private tour guide with EV Tours for the past several years having provided hundreds of great tours to very happy visitors from all over the world.  Her  favourite tour is:  ‘Victoria Drive and Walk’ , “I love sharing  this vibrant historical and fascinating city.  From China Town to the Victorian era homes and heritage gardens, from the magestic Parliament building and the Empress Hotel and Fisherman’s Wharf. I enjoy sharing stories and  interchanging knowledge with my travelling guests who bring with them to Victoria a great sense of adventure that makes my work so fun.  I am delighted to welcome visitors and show them  unique and exciting places in Victoria, British Columbia, and to walk and explore with guests the fabulous BC villages, coastline, and countryside of Vancouver Island. 

Our Guides - john, Elizabeth, garth, chris personal guide

 

Chris is a wonderful, and helpful private tour guide for EV Tours.  He loves to help visitors explore and discover the rich local history and diverse nature of Victoria, BC and of Vancouver Island.  As a park naturalist and conservation educator in British Columbia, Alberta, and Newfoundland, Chris has led tour groups to some of the wildest places in Canada.  His tour guiding experience extends to tours in Africa, Ecuador, and Baja California Mexico. Chris is thrilled to be part of the EV Tours team where he has been a devoted private tour guide for the past years. Chris especially likes taking guests on “The Amazing Goldstream Exploration” tour. Goldstream Provincial Park, 30 minutes from Victoria, BC, provides an opportunity to share in Chris’s vast knowledge of animals, habitats, indigenous plants and trees while strolling along forest trails of giant trees, creeks and nature houses.  Chris particularly enjoys taking people  to our Provincial Parks to watch the salmon run that occurs each autumn.

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