Famous and forgotten sites: Explore Victoria’s fascinating past
Enjoy our Historical Tour of Victoria, British Columbia with a local tour guide in a private tour. Victoria, BC. is an exciting tourist destination with many must-sees. But, on this Historical Tour of Victoria, British Columbia, you will discover the riveting history behind the scenes. Located on the tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria has a First Nation culture that is 5 thousand years old. Notably, on your private tour, you will see great First Nation totem poles, and aboriginal art. Uniquely, these carvings represent the spiritual powers and magical privileges of the families.
The history of Victoria is indelibly entwined with that of Hudson Bay Company established here in 1843. Then, the British company built Fort Victoria and settled in Victoria through the booming gold rush years. To be sure, you will discover British and Scottish elements here. Such as, heritage gardens, castles, and Victorian homes. Most famously is the Legislative Building and the Empress Hotel, both situated along the picturesque Inner Harbor. Very compelling, is a visit to the oldest town on the Pacific Northwest. As well, you will visit the oldest China Town in Canada.
You local tour guide will share many interesting stories about Vancouver Island’s past
As time allows we may visit Fisgard lighthouse and Hatley Castle. You will have choices for stops at historical sites. For example, you may enter the grounds of Government House as well as Craigdarroch Castle, and enjoy seaside vistas at Cattle Point. It is a historical beach where pioneers once gathered their cattle and was once home to the Songhees people. As well, during your private tour, you’ll travel by way of scenic roads and see lots of Island nature. One of our favorite stops on your private tour of Victoria, BC, is part of the Royal Roads University where Hatley castle is. It has the oldest Japanese Gardens in Canada, huge trees and bird sanctuary lagoon.