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Tofino to Victoria

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Tofino to Victoria

Our family Island tour from Calgary to Rathtrevor to Tofino is planned from a Friday to the next Thursday in late July. I am looking for some suggestions for the time left - Thursday to Saturday (2 nights) before we head back to Calgary. I am thinking of heading to Victoria for some city/food and culture time. How are the Whale Watching tours from Victoria? I noticed Travelzoo has a Springtides tour on sale. Tripadvisor gives it decent reviews. What else is a must-do for a short time in the capital? Does anyone have alternative ideas to a few days in Victoria? Open to suggestions.

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1. Re: Tofino to Victoria

There are tons of things to do in Victoria but if I suggested you go birding at Esquimalt Lagoon that might not be on your list of things you had in mind (-:

so unless you have a list of interests other then whale watching it is hard to give suggestions

this is the tourism web page for Victoria to see the to do list https://www.tourismvictoria.com/…

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2. Re: Tofino to Victoria

Birding doesn't sound too bad! We will have our bikes and two outdoorsy boys aged 4 and 8. It sounds like Victoria has a lot to do . The other alternative was to explore more of the island and leave Victoria out

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3. Re: Tofino to Victoria

you could look for the Black Oyster catcher at both Esquimalt Lagoon and/or at Cattle Point Park where there are rocks to explore. https://flic.kr/p/G6R7YJ next door to the Esquimalt Lagoon is the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse which is a National Historic site under Parks Canada so bring your Discovery Pass https://www.fortroddhill.com/ and https:/…fortroddhill

There are peacocks in Beacon Hill Park and some sort of animal enclosure which I did not pay much attention to as I was chasing a Eurasian Widgeon (-: https://beaconhillchildrensfarm.ca/

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4. Re: Tofino to Victoria

That animal enclosure st Beacin Hill Park is the children’s petting farm, my kids have always loved it. They have goats that the kids can go among and play with and 2x per day they do a mini stampede called the Running of the Goats where the babies are herded to and from their mothers. And a nice playground across the flower garden from the petting farm. If you google it you will running it running out the door or I’d find the link for you!! Also the Royal BC museum and the Bug Zoo and Miniature World are places kids enjoy.

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5. Re: Tofino to Victoria

Given the ages of your boys, I think that Victoria will provide a good balance to your time in Tofino. The Royal BC Museum is always a hit with kids - I loved it, my kids loved it. Its good for about 3 hrs. Riding the little pedestrian ferries around the harbour is also fun.

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