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
Victoria Pedicab Company
Heritage Walking Tours: Self-Guided
The City of Victoria offers mobile guides and an app for guiding yourself through Victoria’s historical neighbourhoods.