Whale watching for orcas and sea life; a locals’ favorite museum that includes stunning totems and First Peoples exhibit and a stay near the lively inner harbour all round out your visit to British Columbia’s capital city.
May - October
Victoria: Historic City Getaway Itinerary
Getaway in BC and discover Victoria at its finest through local experience in the heart of downtown just steps from the inner harbour and Victoria attractions. With deeply entrenched roots in the local community and a strong sense of environmental responsibility – we strive to share all that makes Victoria special with each and every guest. Our owner, Mr. Clive Piercy, has a long history on Vancouver Island that began when his grandfather started J. Piercy & Co. back in the mid-1800s. To this day, we remain true to those origins in all that we do – from supporting local farmers to sponsoring local events. Experience the best of Victoria through a truly local hotel.Website: www.ChateauVictoria.com
Proudly Indigenous owned and located on the traditional territories of the Salish Peoples, Sidney Whale Watching has been in operation for over 20 years. Get your camera ready to capture an abundance of sea life including Orcas, Gray and Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Lions. Sidney is strategically located in the middle of the resident orca feeding grounds, you get an average of 30 minutes more “whale time” on our tours than any other departure locations. We are 5 minutes from the BC Ferries terminal and the Victoria Airport.Website: www.SidneyWhaleWatching.com
Immerse yourself in tales of where we’ve been and where we are going at this world-class museum of natural and human history located on Victoria’s inner Harbour. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings — from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Beside the museum and not to be missed, is Thunderbird Park with an authentic Kwakuitl big house created by famous Kwakwaka’wakw carver Mungo Martin.Website: www.RoyalBCMuseum.bc.ca
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Sidney Whale Watching, owned by Mike Child from the Kwakwaka'wakw people, operating in the Salish Sea
- 2 nights deluxe accommodations
- Sidney Whale Watching
- Royal BC Museum
- Comprehensive documentation package
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
Victoria: Historic City Getaway Image Gallery
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Sidney Whale Watching Tour
Royal BC Museum