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“gowlland tod”(74 reviews)
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Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with a local photographer and long time resident, as he shares with you his favourite vistas and Victoria's hidden gems. Our Natural Beauty Tour offers stunning scenery at 9 stops along our gorgeous...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many beautiful areas to hike around Victoria and sooke tourism Victoria can also be helpful!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

What a nice complement this tour was to our train ride across Canada. We were ready to stretch our legs a bit, and Mark's tour provided just the right amount of activity for us. The tour took us to places that we would not have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cal R
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hi Cal - great to have a mixture of really nice Americans and Aussies that day - pretty high praise to be compared to your train ride across Canada! Really enjoyed you and your friends, and glad you enjoyed your time with me! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Awesome tour of natures highlights, and lesser traveled pathways in the city. A packed morning and more, hiking to the coolest spots, vantage points, views and beauty (huge trees) within the city environs. Great balance of walking/hiking and driving, and time to take in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen R
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Helen, this is such a great review - thank you! We had a wonderful group that day and it was a pleasure to extend the tour for all of you, since the conditions were so wonderful. Glad you enjoyed yourself and the photos as well....More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

An amazing hike that brings out Victoria's beauty in spots not normally visited. Mark, our guide, took us along the shore of Victoria. Very nice, of course, but the best feature was showing us driftwood that had been meticulous carved. Without knowledge of this exact...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks so much David for your amazing review! We had such a great group of people and I was very happy to go overtime to add to your experience - hopefully you enjoyed lunch at the viewpoint with Mount Baker there in all its splendor...pleased...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wow, what an amazing way to see beautiful Victoria! I had very high expectations for this hike (given the previous reviews) and Mark still exceeded all expectations. When I first contacted Mark, he provided a few different options for the hike. We ended up doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Tina, thank you for your incredible review! This was my first sunrise Natural Beauty Tour and I think I just might start doing it a lot more. We had such a great group and the conditions were pretty amazing - seeing the sunrise at Oak...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

My friend and I were a little disheartened by Victoria so we book this tour last minute with little expectation. We were greeted by Mark who was one of the nicest men I have ever met. The hike was beautiful and Mark had so many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mark V, Manager at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

When I heard that you were a little disappointed in Victoria (doesn't happen with too many folks...) I thought, I had to deliver! Really enjoyed the 2 of you - the best group from England I have had this year - I think I had...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent. We had a wonderful time with Marc (and another hiker that joined us). Great views, good conversation, good day! Definitely recommend for a 1/2 outing to see parts of Victoria you are missing (views are amazing).

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thanks for your short and sweet review - for some reason, I get a lot of nice folks from Tennessee - really enjoyed you and your husband and glad you appreciated the views! Cheers, Mark

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This excursion was by far our best Victoria experience! Our guide, Mark was friendly and knowledgeable. We explored beautiful “road-less-traveled” natural sites. Nine comfortable short hikes to various treasures: magnificent views of the various mountain ranges, bays and landscapes; hidden parks; a portal into a...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Wow, what a great review - thank you so much! You and your husband and brother-in-law were such pleasant and fun people - really enjoyed having you with me...its my goal on every tour to have my guest's experience with me be the highlight of...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Mark was an absolutely phenomenal guide. From beginning to end there was never a dull moment and I learned a lot about Vancouver Island thanks to Mark's knowledge of the area. I would recommend him to anyone making a trip to the island!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Ryan, thanks for your short and sweet review - you are such an awesome young man (the world is in good hands if there are a lot more like you!), and it was extremely enjoyable for me to guide you into Gowlland Tod Park. Best...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Mark was an attentive and caring tour guide catering to each individual's needs. The trip was very informative, well worth every penny and covered a wide range of places of interest. The areas visited were presented in a more personal manner due to the smaller...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you Anne for taking the time to do this lovely review - you and your sister were so much fun and I'm pleased you enjoyed yourselves. This was one of my more memorable Natural Beauty Tours for so many good reasons! Wishing you both...More

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Manola M
23 June 2018|
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Response from wendymurcia87 | Reviewed this property |
well, actually the Man of the Tour is local . and of course you will be finish the Tour on the Gowlland Top. but I don't know those names your mentioned
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10 January 2016|
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Response from Mark V | Property representative |
Hi Steve: so sorry its taken me so long to get back to you - I normally get all requests for tours via my website and didn't realize I could get inquiries this way - again my apologies. Not sure if you are still coming to... More