Horse Carriage tour alternatives

Horse Carriage Tour Alternatives in Victoria, B.C.

It is not unusual for tourism guides to highlight a horse carriage tour through the city streets of Victoria as an ideal way to view the city.  However, the truth is that tourism is about making money, not ethics.  Many people don’t support the horse carriages working in the city streets, but haven’t thought about the alternatives and so think they are good for tourism.  In reality, tourists do not come to Victoria, B.C. for a fifteen minute horse carriage tour.  They come to enjoy the architectural beauty and natural spaces in and around the city centre.  We’ve put together some people powered alternatives to the horse carriages tours that we suggest you enjoy on your stay.

Disclaimer: These businesses do not necessarily share our view on the horse carriages and they may even promote them.  However, we have selected various businesses as an alternative to horse carriage tours.  We encourage tourists to decide for themselves whether or not they wish to contribute to the horse carriage industry.  While many people in Victoria have opinions on the horse carriages, we have documented evidence to support our concerns.


The Pedaler – Guided Bicycle Tours

The Pedaler
Our guided bicycle tours showcase the local food and beverage culture and the distinctive neighbourhoods that make cycling in Victoria so enjoyable.
321 Belleville Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8V1X2
CA
Phone: 778 265-RIDE(7433)

Victoria Pedicab Company

Victoria Pedicab Tours
Sightseeing Tours and Trips of Victoria Pedicab Company, ... Through Canada's garden and cycling capital the Victoria Pedicab Company (VPC) provides ...
3073 Millgrove Street
Victoria, B.C.
V9A1X4
CA
Phone: 250 8840121

Heritage Walking Tours: Self-Guided

The City of Victoria offers mobile guides and an app for guiding yourself through Victoria’s historical neighbourhoods.

http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/community/about/heritage-walking-tours.html

Discover the Past: Walking Tours

Walking Tours of Victoria: Discovery the Past
Explore Victoria B.C. with the most knowledgable and entertaining guides in town. Our tours include Ghostly Walks, Chinatown Walks and Discovery Walks.
Victoria, B.C.
CA
Phone: 250.384.6698

Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria
Find hotels, things to do, restaurants, local events and travel information from Tourism Victoria, the official travel authority for Victoria, BC
812 Wharf Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 1T3
CA
Phone: 1-800-663-3883
Fax: 250-382-6539

More Alternatives To Come!