45-Minute By The Park Tour - Victoria

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 45 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9am - 11pm, daily, May - Sept, 11am - 8pm, daily, Oct - Dec, 12pm - 5pm, Sat & Sun, Jan - Feb ,
  • Departure Details :
    600 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the tranquil beauty of Beacon Hill Park on this relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride. You'll discover why this vast park is one of downtown Victoria-canada">Victoria's crown jewels as you ride leisurely past ponds and lush greenery brimming with colorful flowers. Throughout your ride, your experienced carriage driver will entertain you with tales of Victoria's past, present and future.


  • Experience the tranquil beauty of Beacon Hill Park.

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At your chosen tour time, meet at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street, where you'll hop into your horse-drawn carriage and begin your relaxing tour through Beacon Hill Park, the oldest park in Victoria.

Your experienced carriage driver will lead you past recently restored St Anne's Academy and deep into the 200-acre (74-hectare) park, established in 1882. Hear stories of Victoria's past, present and future as you wind down quaint paths and enjoy views of tranquil ponds dotted with stone bridges and engulfed in lush greenery and vibrant flowers. You may even spot some herons!

Ride by the famous Empress hotel and Church Of Our Lord, established in 1874. Wind your way back through the historical James Bay neighborhood before returning to the carriage stand to conclude your ride.


Professional uniformed driver

Local taxes


Gratuity (optional)

Food and drink

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour is wheelchair accessible. As long as you are able to get out of your wheelchair, the tour operator will keep it safe at the carriage stand throughout the duration of your tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Aug-2022

    The guide showed us so much about Victoria and it’s history. It’s such a good experience. Thank you!

  • 09-Apr-2022

    Our delightful tour guide, Hannah, shared fun and fascinating stories about almost everything we passed, at the same time as expertly jockeying an ancient Percheron and carriage through busy streets. Very impressive and a very entertaining ride overall.

  • 03-Oct-2021

    We booked this tour in October 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The information provided by the guide was interesting, and the views were beautiful. We especially liked how well cared for and healthy the horses are. I recommend this if you visit Victoria.

  • 16-May-2021

    We went on May 14 2021 - Our operator Hannah was very knowledgeable, handled the carriage extremely well, the instructions spoken softly to the horse, JT, were heard and immediately responded to. The information provided to us was very interesting, even though we both have lived in Victoria all our lives, we heard items new to us!! Was a very enjoyable and relaxing tour on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Thank you so much, and we will join you again for another carriage ride. Bob and Joan

  • 26-Aug-2020

    Great experience. 45 min trip was awesome. Jack the horse and his beautiful driver (cant remember her name. Sorry) were wonderful

  • 30-Dec-2019

    We went on the 45 minute Beacon Hill tour with Hannah as our guide and Dutchie as our horse. Both were AMAZING! Hannah graciously answered all our questions and gave us some great facts and entertaining stories about the Victorian landmarks we passed. We would 100% recommend this to others!

  • 26-Aug-2019

    We took the tour today with Kirin and Elsie through Beacon Hill Park. Our kids had a blast and so did we. We loved learning about the park and about the James Bay neighbourhood. Kirin and Elsie were both great. Our kids were saying they missed Elsie at dinner time. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    This has to be one of the best carriage tours I have ever taken and I've been on them in New York, London and Toronto. Victoria is a very beautiful and historic city and my nephew and I learned all about it on our 45 minute tour of Beacon Hill Park. Not only did we see the park we saw many beautiful old Victorian homes on the way and where Emily Carr the artist lived. (Group of 7 artists) Our driver Hannah also gave us suggestions on what else to see, where to dine, and took the time to tell us about our horse, Dolly who was a Clydesdale just like the Budweiser Clydesdales! I would recommend this horse drawn carriage tour to anyone visiting Victoria who don't have a lot of time and want to learn and see as much as they can in this beautiful city

  • 09-Aug-2019

    Hannah was our driver - who is just fantastic. She knew so much about the Victoria area and it's history. I've been coming to Victoria for 20 years and I learned so much from Hannah! Utah was our horse for the trip and she was awesome! She was so speedy that we were able to fit a little more into our tour! Could not recommend Carriage Tours more! Such a fun way to see the city! Thank you!

  • 08-Aug-2019

    This horse drawn carriage tour was amazing! Our family and friends enjoyed it a lot. Myann and Mac our guides we very friendly and great! We all, kids and parents, enjoyed learning about the history of the area from Myann! And feeding and petting Mac! We would definitely recommend this tour!

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