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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
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Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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+1 250-889-3008
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my second tour with Mark and it was excellent. We were picked up from our motel at the allotted time and we began our tour. Mark was able to tailor the day to suit our individual needs. Mark was very informative about all...More

Thank Julie T
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Julie - it was great to see you again - amazing that you were able to come back to Victoria all the way from Australia in less than a year! You and your sister are lovely people, and I enjoyed your company just as much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are two “mature” ladies that love to travel together. We found Vancouver and Victoria to be beautiful and friendly. We decided to take Mark’s hiking tour on Victoria. Mark is very personable and shows great care to see that those on the tour are...More

Thank Sandy P
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Sandy for your lovely review - you and Linda were such a delight - despite feeling a bit under the weather you were both so much fun and its always a treat for me to have people like you who so appreciate nature and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this based on such great reviews and pictures. Our experience did not disappoint. After booking we received an email a week or so in advance as a reminder which displaced professionalism. We received a text once he arrived at our hotel and away...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

One of the many great things about Victoria is that you can access the natural beauty in the area very quickly and easily - I'm amazed that there are so few people who hike this part of Gowlland Tod Park, as the views are so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HikeVictoria was a great experience. Mark was informative and entertaining. During the hike you get to see some of the greatest views of the mountains, fjords and forest. Hikers are provided with three 500 ml bottles of water to be carried in a backpack, plus...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to have some lovely folks from Arizona who wanted to escape the heat - thanks for this great review! We had such an awesome group that day, and it was a pleasure guiding you. I was quite amazed at how much you knew about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our hike with Mark. Provided plenty of water and a snack along with rucksacks and sticks. Great hike up to the top with plenty of opportunities to take photos of fantastic views. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your short and sweet review Paul. You and your wife were lovely and I appreciated the opportunity to take you to what are the best views in the Victoria area. Best, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is with great pleasure that we think back to the day we went hiking with Mark. We had a lot of fun and we learned quite a bit about nature. While we were out there Mark took some awesome pictures of us and we...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are certainly one of the most memorable couples I have had from Holland - so pleasant and so into the experience! I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed yourselves - this may be the beginning of a long and distinguished hiking career for you....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mark is very personable, very organized, included interesting information along the way about various plant life both indiginous to the area as well as invasive species; he provided good guidance relative to safety in the area and to ensure safety on the trail. Lovely views!...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review and your vote of confidence - you were both great people we had a great group that day! Since you were a bit photo adverse, I appreciate your perspective on the photo thing. The other 2 couples enjoyed it quite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bike race closed many of the roads in Victoria on the day we had our tour and Mark was very creative at being able to get us to the planned stops. Because of the road closures some stops involved more walking than in the...More

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Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review of the Natural Beauty Tour - yes, the bike race was a bit challenging, but we managed to work around it! You were both such lovely and easy going people and it was a privilege to have you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark is an amazing guide who really cares about his fellows. We got great views and Mark made some awesome pictures. Can recommend the Tour for everybody with normal fitness.More

Thank HikingAndre
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andre, and you such a nice young man and a credit to your country - one of the nicest Germans I've had on tour with me in a long time! Thanks for your review and your vote of confidence. Hope your cross Canada Tour will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I reviewed several different hikes and activities and chose this one based on the reviews and the views. Mark was a real professional, very personable, communicative and informative. He was also great when it came to working out a meeting place based...More

Thank Susan T
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan: this is an awesome and comprehensive review - thanks so much for taking the time to do it! I appreciate your vote of confidence and hope you can get back to Victoria at some point - you and your husband could easily spend...More

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Manola M
23 June 2018|
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Response from Wendy M | 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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Biker_Couple_11
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
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