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Thunderbird Park, Victoria
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Victoria

Aboriginal Experiences

Parliament Buildings, Victoria (Rohan Zanzibar/Tourism Victoria photo)

Parliament Buildings, Victoria (Rohan Zanzibar/Tourism Victoria photo)

The establishment of Fort Victoria in 1843 may have marked European settlement on this southern tip of Vancouver Island, but Aboriginals have inhabited this area for thousands of years.

Through the ages, the Coast Salish people of southern Vancouver Island have shared knowledge by gathering together and telling stories – just as museums in Victoria do today.

For a comprehensive account of human activity on Vancouver Island over thousands of years, spend a day at the Royal BC Museum immersed in the human and natural history of British Columbia, including a dramatically-lit gallery of Aboriginal masks and a ceremonial big house. Visit Thunderbird Park to see colourful carved totem poles outdoors and stop by galleries and shops along Government Street to browse for Aboriginal artwork.

Outside of Victoria, there are many more Aboriginal experiences on Vancouver Island.

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Island Time Tours - Victoria

463 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 1X3
Toll-free866-846-1917
Phone250-477-3322

We are the local experts! We offer many destinations on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. All unique and worth the trip. From Scheduled to Reservation style options. We depart downtown Victoria in small groups with 10 or less passengers. Groups with reservations (any size) Most of our tours are custom designed. Ask a local...hey that's us! You'll sip award winning wines/ciders/ales. Feast on seasonal organic delights and explore the back-roads of the very West Coast of Canada. Our routes include mountain vistas, ancient rain forests, country scenery, delightful local vineyards/farms and world class attractions. New, West Coast Trail in a day with the Ditidaht First Nations. A long day but so worth it. Bring your camera and your West Coast Spirit of Adventure. Let's Go!

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Landsea Tours & Adventures - Vancouver

Toll-free877-669-2277
Phone604-255-7272

Landsea Tours offers daily scheduled half-day & full-day mini-coach sightseeing excursions to include Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler & more - maximum of 24 guests per bus. See it all: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island Market, Alaska cruise ships, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & Butchart Gardens. Combine a Victoria tour with whale watching or a floatplane flight, or a Whistler tour with the Whistler Mountaineer train by Rocky Mountaineer. Driver/guides create memorable sightseeing experiences by sharing their extensive knowledge of area history, geography & current events & in answering guests' individual questions.

Private tours & transfers are also available: SUVs, Mercedes Sprinter Vans & Mini-Coaches available.

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