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Strait of Georgia

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From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

1. From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

Meet in central Vancouver and take a 90-minute scenic cruise aboard the ferry to Vancouver Island. Sail through the Strait of Georgia and enjoy the scenery. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Arrive on Vancouver Island and first visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Explore this world-renowned botanical garden which was once a quarry, featuring the Japanese Garden, the Ross Fountain, an Italian Garden, and other floral displays. Continue the trip with a ferry ride to the city of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Discover the main sights of Victoria with your guide, starting at Mile O. See Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empress Hotel, and historic Chinatown, including the famous Fan Tan Alley. Later, enjoy some free time to explore on your own or book an additional optional activity. Your guide will be on hand to assist you with suggestions on the best restaurants, breweries, shops, and hidden gems. Relax as you cruise back to the mainland in the evening, arriving back in Vancouver at approximately 9:30 PM.

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Between Vancouver & Whistler: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

2. Between Vancouver & Whistler: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along Highway 99, one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia. Start anywhere along the route between Vancouver and Whistler. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the Lions Bay Search and Rescue team. Discover the beauty of Stawamus Chief Mountain. Hear about the Strait of Georgia and other sights at your own pace.  With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and all ages will be entertained. This audio guide will keep you and your family laughing and engaged along the way with trivia fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score or just listen.

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What people are saying about Strait of Georgia

Practical and interesting, the audio guide allows you to learn more about the surroundings while driving and getting from point a to point b. If the storytelling (delivery, tone, monotonous) was a little funny at times, the content was interesting. I would recommend this tour as an accompaniment for the curious who still want to learn more like us. I would probably also look at other tours offered by this app.

Our tour guide and driver Ian was awesome. He was funny, informative and gave clear instructions on departure/arrival times and gave good tips on things to do on our stay in Vancouver.

This is a great idea and I think it could work very well. I like the way it was setup but I felt there could have been even more information on the tour.