Hop-On Hop-Off CitySights Tour

Unlimited hop-on hop-off, stops at the best attractions around the city – is there a better way to explore Victoria?

Experience Victoria like no other: aboard one of our iconic British double-decker buses! Sightseeing Victoria’s Hop-On Hop-Off CitySights Tour allows guests great flexibility to explore the many popular attractions Victoria has to offer.

Your ticket grants unlimited access to our Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus service so you can discover Greater Victoria at your own pace. Truly the best way to discover Victoria’s must-see points of interest!

Looking for the perfect city tour? Just add water! With our enhanced Bus-to-Boat ticket, hop aboard the Lynda Mae 2 for a scenic boat cruise around Victoria’s Inner Harbour and soak in the sights from a fresh, new perspective.

Highlights

Itinerary

Departs daily from in front of the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel (700 Government Street), leaving hourly, starting at 9:30am.

Stops are served by double-decker buses hourly*, as you decide what to see and when to see it. All stops during the tour are carefully chosen for your superior sightseeing enjoyment – from the picturesque Inner Harbour to Canada’s oldest Chinatown, visit your own selection of Victoria’s highlights. Your 24- or 48-hour pass allows you to hop on and off whenever our tours are operating.

Empress Hotel

Stop location: 721 Government Street

Victoria’s famous landmark hotel – the Fairmont Empress Hotel sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and city centre of arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. This Vancouver Island resort is located in British Columbia’s capital city and features turn of the century architecture, classic beauty and an unrivaled location on the water. Tour […]

Old Town

Stop location: 1415 Government St

Brightly-painted Victorian-era shopfronts flank both sides of busy Lower Johnson and Yates Streets. Once home to hotels and stores during the Gold Rushes (1850s & 1890s), today the area is known for its funky local boutiques and restaurants. See Canada’s oldest Chinatown – visit its lively markets and Fan Tan Alley.

Victoria Regent Hotel / Bastion Square

Stop location: 1234 Wharf Street

Only a short distance from the Victoria Regent Hotel, you will discover a great variety of popular attractions. Historic Bastion Square, whale watching excursions and some of the best waterfront dining Victoria has to offer.

Coho Ferry/Steamship Terminal Pier

Stop location: 430 Belleville Street

The M.V. Coho provides a classic ship experience linking Victoria with Port Angeles, Washington. This is also the first stop in the James Bay community — home to many of Victoria’s key attractions.

Fisherman’s Wharf / Coast Hotel

Stop location: 146 Kingston Street

This waterfront location captivates guests with fantastic views of the calm waters and bustling marina, Fisherman’s Wharf — this unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour.

Beacon Hill Park

Stop location: 404 Circle Dr

Look up at the 126 ft. totem pole, which is often the perch for a magnificent bald eagle! Watch some cricket, visit the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm and enjoy the peacocks in this wonderful 154 acre park.

Mile 0

Stop location: Mile Zero Monument

The start of Canada’s Highway No.1, which stretches through all 10 provinces of Canada between our Pacific and Atlantic coasts, is one of the longest national highways, spanning 8,030 kms (4990 miles). The Terry Fox monument marks the spot where his original Marathon of Hope was to end.

Christ Church Cathedral

Stop location: 969-989 Rockland Ave

One of Victoria’s historical landmarks built in 1896, Christ Church Cathedral is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia. It is built in the Gothic style of the 13th century to the design of J.C.M. Keith, who won an international competition in 1896 to obtain this commission.

Craigdarroch Castle

Stop location: 1323 Fort St

Take a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Scottish coal baron Robert Dunsmuir who built this castle in 1898.

Oak Bay Municipal Hall

Stop location: 2167 Oak Bay Avenue

Join hundreds of visitors who enjoy this quaint English outpost for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea every day!

Oak Bay Marina

Stop location: 1327 Beach Dr

Enjoy a panoramic view of the US San Juan islands and distant Cascade Mountains or stroll north to sandy Willows Beach.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Stop location: 1175 Beach Drive

The legendary and redefined Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a beautiful new Tudor-inspired, luxury, oceanfront boutique hotel and spa. Featuring world-class hot mineral pools, a seaside spa, The Snug Pub, live dinner theatre performances, fine dining and more!

Cook Street Village

Stop location: 313 Cook Street

The pedestrian-friendly streets and small town atmosphere of Cook Street Village make it one of Victoria’s most popular destinations. This stop captures both the history of Victoria and modern day-to-day life. A great place to relax with friends on a café patio, visit a traditional pub or peruse the boutique family-owned shops.

Chateau Victoria

Stop location: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Moments away from Victoria’s popular sites and attractions, this downtown hotel offers elegant accommodations and is conveniently located close to the historic Royal Theatre. Take a short walk and enjoy the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy.

Route Schedules

Please select the schedule that applies to your travel plans.

February 23 - May 3, 2017 | September 29 - December 31, 2017

Stop1234
1Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
10:30 AM12:00 PM2:00 PM3:30 PM
2Old Town
(1415 Government Street)
10:38 AM12:08 PM2:08 PM3:38 PM
3Victoria Regent Hotel/Bastion Square
(1234 Wharf Street)
10:45 AM12:15 PM2:15PM3:45 PM
4Coho Ferry/Steamship Terminal
(430 Belleville Street)
10:51 AM12:21 PM2:21 PM3:51 PM
5Fisherman's Wharf/Coast Hotel
(146 Kingston Street)
10:53 AM12:23 AM2:23 PM3:53 PM
6Beacon Hill Park
(Douglas Street at the Petting Zoo)
11:03 AM12:33 PM2:33 PM4:03 PM
7Mile 0
(Dallas Road and Douglas Street)
11:07 AM12:37 PM2:37 PM4:07 PM
8Christ Church Cathedral
(Quadra and Rockland Street)
11:12 AM12:42 PM2:42 PM4:12 PM
9Craigdarroch Castle
(Fort Street, at passenger loading zone)
11:19 AM12:49 PM2:49 PM4:19 PM
10Oak Bay Municipal Hall
(2167 Oak Bay Avenue)
11:23 AM12:53 PM2:53PM4:23 PM
11Oak Bay Marina
(1327 Beach Drive)
11:30 AM1:00 PM3:00 PM4:30 PM
12Oak Bay Beach Hotel
(1175 Beach Drive)
11:31 AM1:01 PM3:01 PM4:31 PM
13Cook Street Village
(313 Cook Street)
11:40 AM1:10 PM3:10 PM4:40 PM
14Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
(740 Burdett Avenue)
11:47 PM1:17 PM3:17 PM4:47 PM
Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
11:50 PM1:20 PM3:20 PM4:50 PM
*Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions. (Please obtain schedule from your Gray Line Agent prior to boarding)

May 4 - June 30, 2017 | September 4 - 28, 2017

Stop123456789
1Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
9:30 AM10:30 AM11:30 AM12:30 PM1:30 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM
2Old Town
(1415 Government Street)
9:38 AM10:38 AM11:38 AM12:38 PM1:38 PM2:38 PM3:38 PM4:38 PM5:38 PM
3Victoria Regent Hotel/Bastion Square
(1234 Wharf Street)
9:45 AM10:45 AM11:45 AM12:45 PM1:45 PM2:45 PM3:45 PM4:45 PM5:45 PM
4Coho Ferry/Steamship Terminal
(430 Belleville Street)
9:51 AM10:51 AM11:51 AM12:51 PM1:51 PM2:51 PM3:51 PM4:51 PM5:51 PM
5Fisherman's Wharf/Coast Hotel
(146 Kingston Street)
9:53 AM10:53 AM11:53 AM12:53 PM1:53 PM2:53 PM3:53 PM4:53 PM5:53 PM
6Beacon Hill Park
(Douglas Street at the Petting Zoo)
10:04 AM11:04 AM12:04 PM1:04 PM2:04 PM3:04 PM4:04 PM5:04 PM6:04 PM
7Mile 0
(Dallas Road and Douglas Street)
10:08 AM11:08 AM12:08 PM1:08 PM2:08 PM3:08 PM4:08 PM5:08 PM6:08 PM
8Christ Church Cathedral
(Quadra and Rockland Street)
10:15 AM11:15 AM12:15 PM1:15 PM2:15 PM3:15 PM4:15 PM5:15 PM6:15 PM
9Craigdarroch Castle
(Fort Street, at passenger loading zone)
10:21 AM11:21 AM12:21 PM1:21 PM2:21 PM3:21 PM4:21 PM5:21 PM6:21 PM
10Oak Bay Municipal Hall
(2167 Oak Bay Avenue)
10:27 AM11:27 AM12:27 PM1:27 PM2:27 PM3:27 PM4:27 PM5:27 PM6:27 PM
11Oak Bay Marina
(1327 Beach Drive)
10:35 AM11:35 AM12:35 PM1:35 PM2:35 PM3:35 PM4:35 PM5:35 PM6:35 PM
12Oak Bay Beach Hotel
(1175 Beach Drive)
10:36 AM11:36 AM12:36 PM1:36 PM2:36 PM3:36 PM4:36 PM5:36 PM6:36 PM
13Cook Street Village
(313 Cook Street)
10:50 AM11:50 AM12:50 PM1:50 PM2:50 PM3:50 PM4:50 PM5:50 PM6:50 PM
14Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
(740 Burdett Avenue)
10:57 AM11:57 AM12:57 PM1:57 PM2:57 PM3:57 PM4:57 PM5:57 PM6:57 PM
Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM
*Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions. (Please obtain schedule from your Gray Line Agent prior to boarding)

July 1 - September 3, 2017

Stop12345678910111213
1Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
9:30 AM10:10 AM10:50 AM11:30 AM12:10 PM12:50 PM1:30 PM2:10 PM2:50 PM3:30 PM4:10 PM4:50 PM5:30 PM
2Old Town
(1415 Government Street)
9:38 AM10:18 AM10:58 AM11:38 AM12:18 PM12:58 PM1:38 PM2:18 PM2:58 PM3:38 PM4:18 PM4:58 PM5:38 PM
3Victoria Regent Hotel/Bastion Square
(1234 Wharf Street)
9:45 AM10:25 AM11:05 AM11:45 AM12:25 PM1:05 PM1:45 PM2:25 PM3:05 PM3:45 PM4:25 PM5:05 PM5:45 PM
4Coho Ferry/Steamship Terminal
(430 Belleville Street)
9:51 AM10:31 AM11:11 AM11:51 AM12:31 PM1:11 PM1:51 PM2:31 PM3:11 PM3:51 PM4:31 PM5:11 PM5:51 PM
5Fisherman's Wharf/Coast Hotel
(146 Kingston Street)
9:53 AM10:33 AM11:13 AM11:53 AM12:33 PM1:13 PM1:53 PM2:33 PM3:13 PM3:53 PM4:33 PM5:13 PM5:53 PM
6Beacon Hill Park
(Douglas Street at the Petting Zoo)
10:04 AM10:44 AM11:24 AM12:04 PM12:44 PM1:24 PM2:04 PM2:44 PM3:24 PM4:04 PM4:44 PM5:24 PM6:04 PM
7Mile 0
(Dallas Road and Douglas Street)
10:08 AM10:48 AM11:28 AM12:08 PM12:48 PM1:28 PM2:08 PM2:48 PM3:28 PM4:08 PM4:48 PM5:28 PM6:08 PM
8Christ Church Cathedral
(Quadra and Rockland Street)
10:15 AM10:55 AM11:35 AM12:15 PM12:55 PM1:35 PM2:15 PM2:55 PM3:35 PM4:15 PM4:55 PM5:35 PM6:15 PM
9Craigdarroch Castle
(Fort Street, at passenger loading zone)
10:21 AM11:01 AM11:41 AM12:21 PM1:01 PM1:41 PM2:21 PM3:01 PM3:41 PM4:21 PM5:01 PM5:41 PM6:21 PM
10Oak Bay Municipal Hall
(2167 Oak Bay Avenue)
10:27 AM11:07 AM11:47 AM12:27 PM1:07 PM1:47 PM2:27 PM3:07 PM3:47 PM4:27 PM5:07 PM5:47 PM6:27 PM
11Oak Bay Marina
(1327 Beach Drive)
10:35 AM11:15 AM11:55 AM12:35 PM1:15 PM1:55 PM2:35 PM3:15 PM3:55 PM4:35 PM5:15 PM5:55 PM6:35 PM
12Oak Bay Beach Hotel
(1175 Beach Drive)
10:36 AM11:16 AM11:56 AM12:36 PM1:16 PM1:56 PM2:36 PM3:16 PM3:56 PM4:36 PM5:16 PM5:56 PM6:36 PM
13Cook Street Village
(313 Cook Street)
10:50 AM11:30 AM12:10 PM12:50 PM1:30 PM2:10 PM2:50 PM3:30 PM4:10 PM4:50 PM5:30 PM6:10 PM6:50 PM
14Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
(740 Burdett Avenue)
10:57 AM11:37 AM12:17 PM12:57 PM1:37 PM2:17 PM2:57 PM3:37 PM4:17 PM4:57 PM5:37 PM6:17 PM6:57 PM
Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
11:00 AM11:40 AM12:20 PM1:00 PM1:40 PM2:20 PM3:00 PM3:40 PM4:20 PM5:00 PM5:40 PM6:20 PM7:00 PM
*Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions. (Please obtain schedule from your Gray Line Agent prior to boarding)