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Victoria: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

1. Victoria: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Victoria at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Parliament Building”, the "Fairmont Empress”, the “Fan Tan Alley” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Steamship Terminal” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Gate of Harmonious Interest”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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.

Victoria: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Victoria: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Tour the romantic and exciting city of Victoria on a self-guided tour. Learn about the city's fascinating history and how it has progressed into the capital of British Columbia. This audio tour will show you the incredible Royal BC Museum, where you are able to see many exhibits and features that make up Victoria. Walk through one of the oldest and vibrant Chinatown's in North America. Then visit other stops such as the Inner Harbour Centre, BC Parliament Building, Emily Carr House, Bastion Square, Fan Tan Alley, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, Tallest Totem in Victoria, and Mile Zero. Enjoy a memorable tour which encompasses all the highlights of this amazing city. As a self-guided audio tour, you have the power to control your experience. Set the pace and take in the atmosphere.

Victoria Harbor: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

4. Victoria Harbor: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Begin in the heart of Victoria's Chinatown where you can check out Fan Tan Alley before making your way through the colorful and historic downtown center. Listen to information about some of Victoria's heritage buildings in the Market Square. Check out some unique architectural features like Waddington Alley and the Johnson Street Bridge. Stop for a bite at Murchie's Tea & Coffee, Garrick's Head Saloon, or Rogers Chocolates before heading to the beautiful inner harbor. Stroll along the water while you marvel at sites like the Grand Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, the Parliament Buildings, and the Steamship Terminal. Walk David Foster Pathway and listen to the facinating commentary. Explore Thunderbird Park and Songhees Point and hear about the different people and creatures that call Victoria their home. Visit as many sights and attractions as you like at your own pace. Save your data with an offline tour.

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What people are saying about Vancouver Island

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.

Great experience overall! App is really cool, and you learn a lot about the city. Most of the highlights of Victoria are there. Great way to have the teenagers playing something with the parents! :) Not too easy, not too difficult, riddles are funny, and the walking time is perfect. Too repeat soon to discover other city.

10 out of 10. We had lots of fun with this scavenger hunt. A beautiful walk discovering the best landmarks of Victoria and while solving riddles with the app we learnt lots of new facts about Victoria. Will definitely do it again in other cities. The app itself is really user-friendly. Fully recommend.

I have tried Explorial in Switzerland following a friend’s referral and thought it would be good idea to try it here - loved it once again. It covered the right spots in a just-right walking time. Hope others can enjoy it too.

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.