Vancouver Island is truly a unique place to live and visit and whether you are a native or just visiting the area, there is great value in taking the time to tour the places that make it so special. The holiday season is a natural time to take a bit of R&R and escape from the daily grind and hustle and bustle of life. There are great shops to visits and restaurants to try but a specially planned tour with a local guide may be just what you need.
Island Time Tours are based in Victoria and they offer several great tours year round. Right now they have a very unique and fun one they call the Canada Eh! Tour and this is one that you need to check out, whether you are a first time visitor, returning for the tenth time or even live here. This tour will teach you to talk like a Canadian and eat and drink like a Canadian. If you have never ordered your coffee by simply saying, “Double double please,” you will quickly learn the ways of the locals. This is a walking tour Wednesdays to Sundays that lasts three hours and starts in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, BC.
You will want to make sure you bring your camera and your appetite as you will explore many of the wonderful landmarks downtown Victoria and enjoy Canadian goodies along the way, such as a hearty plateful of Poutine. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Inner Harbour, the BC Legislature, Bastion Square, the Old Canadian Pacific Railway Building, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, and more. Bring a group of friends and your sense of adventure—it is a guaranteed way to see the sights and have a ton of fun along the way. You may even learn a thing or two whether you are Canadian or not!
This is a great adventure for guests at The Prancing Horse Retreat—a day out of learning, eating, drinking, and being a tourist for a day. If you are thinking of taking a holiday getaway, it is perfect, and beautiful time of year on Vancouver Island. Our suites are luxurious and cozy and our mountain top inn offers breathtaking views of the nearby mountains—it is the perfect home away from home to truly escape and relax. Contact us today for more information at (250) 743-9378 or book directly online.