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“gowlland tod”(50 reviews)
“great hike”(20 reviews)
“natural beauty”(20 reviews)
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
+1 250-889-3008
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Reviewed today via mobile

Mark picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off after our hike. There were seven on our outing and we laughed all day long . Mark is an amazing guide and very knowledgeable about the area . The views were breathtaking and we...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed today via mobile

Went through the mountain with mark had an excelent time. He is quite knowelagable with the wildlife and the land . 10/10 :)

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I were were fortunate to do this hiking tour with Mark, our tour guide, and with Karen and Ken from Tasmania. We had a blast and shared some laughs and good conversations. The visited sites were fabulous and were mostly places we...More

Thank Swamy N
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Swamy - thanks so much for your lovely review of the Natural Beauty Tour. Glad that you and your daughter enjoyed and that your trip to Tofino worked out well too. Hope that your daughter can make it up here during her college break for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had the most enjoyable time with Mark. He is professional. Great knowledge of the area. The photos along with the two walks was most enjoyable. I would do again in a heart beat.More

Thank Karen W
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

It's not often I get folks doing both the Natural Beauty Tour and the Top of Gowlland Tod Hike back to back - that equals one big dose of me - but you folks were so much fun and I'm pleased you enjoyed yourselves on...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The hike was beautiful and informational. Mark our guide gate us such great historic and wildlife stories! He was professional, fun, and took amazing photos of our group. :)More

Thank Kimi M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kimi, thanks for your short and sweet review of the Top of Gowlland Tod Hike - great to meet you and your wonderful family and glad you enjoyed yourself and the photos. Give me a call sometime and we can talk about that house exchange!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This hike was such a treat! We really enjoyed the scenic views, it was so beautiful! Mark was the best guide-fun, informational, and professional. Plus, he took some amazing photos of our group which we will always treasure. I would highly recommend this hike and...More

Thank Christina M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Christina, your review is such a vote of confidence for the Top of Gowlland Tod Hike - your family was great - I think I had more fun than you did! Hope your plans to travel the world works out (I am jealous) and that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family went on a guided hike with Mark in Victoria British Columbia. We had a lot of laughs. Definitely will go back for a different hike with Mark.

Thank Vaea F
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Vaea, thanks so much for your kind words - I definitely laughed a lot - you guys are crazy fun! Look forward to catching up with you and your wife when you come back to Victoria! Cheers, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Victoria frequently over the years and this time we were looking to find a way to see more of the places that the locals love. This hike did just that. Mark picked us up right in front of our resort in his...More

Thank Scott M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Scott, great to have you and your wife with me and thanks for taking the time to do such a comprehensive review of the Natural Beauty Tour. Glad you both enjoyed it and the photos. Since you come up here regularly, it would be a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was outstanding in every way and better than we imagined in advance! First, it was a pleasure to be picked up and dropped off again at our lodgings; we soon discovered that Mark -- the Director of Hike Victoria as well as our...More

3  Thank Karla A
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karla, this is the most awesome review I have ever had (in 4 years!) for my Natural Beauty Tour - thank you so much for taking the time to do such a comprehensive job - whenever I get a little down, all I will have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike of moderate difficulty is just what we were looking for to help offset some of the consumption. Mark is an excellent guide and photographer. He really took time to ensure we had what we needed to stay safe and hydrated on this unusually...More

Thank Rod H
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to spend some time with my first folks ever from Deleware! You are both such great people, and you really held up well, despite the heat! Thanks for this lovely review and I really hope you can make it back to our fair city...More

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Manola M
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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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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