Victoria’s pride in its heritage is reflected in the beautifully restored and well maintained architectural treasures located throughout the city where a distinctive personality has evolved over its 150-year history Here strong British heritage blends with Native aboriginal culture and Asian influences to create a city that is uniquely Pacific Northwest in character.
Departing Ogden Point your driver/guide will point out Beacon Hill Park en-route to the exclusive residential districts of the Uplands and Oak Bay with their well-manicured grounds and gardens. A brief stop atop Mt. Tolmie will treat you to stunning vistas of Victoria, and on a clear day, Mt. Baker and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA.
Later continue to Chinatown (the oldest in Canada) passing through the "Gates Of Harmonious Interest" see Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada and once the site of gaming houses and opium factories. Your drive through the multifaceted inner harbor will treat you to views of the Majestic Parliament Buildings and, the famed Empress Hotel before returning to the pier and your awaiting ship. A photo stop at the Inner Harbor is included.