Hop on Hop off CitySights + Craigdarroch Castle

Unlimited Sightseeing, 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 open top double-decker buses! Sightseeing Victoria’s CitySights Tour allows guests to explore the many popular attractions Victoria has to offer.

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

Highlights

Itinerary

Tours of the castle at this time operate on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Bus departs (Stop #1) from in front of the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel (721 Government Street).

See “Route and Schedules” below for departure times.
(please note route and schedules are subject to change, our Gray Line agent will provide you with the most current information prior to boarding)

Stops are served daily by double-decker buses, according to our tour schedule – 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.

Route Schedule

April 28th to Oct 10th, 2022

Stop
1Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
9:30
AM
10:30 AM11:30 AM12:30 PM1:30 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM
2Delta Hotel (Songhees Lookout)9:38
AM
10:38 AM11:38 AM12:38 PM1:38 PM2:38 PM3:38 PM4:38 PM5:38 PM
3Pandora at Fan Tan Alley (Chinatown)9:50
AM
10:50 AM11:50 AM12:50 PM1:50 PM2:50 PM3:50 PM4:50 PM5:50 PM
4Wharf at Yates9:52
AM
10:52 AM11:52 AM12:52 PM1:52 PM2:52 PM3:52 PM4:52 PM5:52 PM
5CoHo/Black Ball Ferry Terminal9:59
AM
10:59 AM11:59 AM12:59 PM1:59 PM2:59 PM3:59 PM4:59 PM5:59 PM
6Coast Hotel (David Foster Walkway)10:01
AM
11:01 AM12:01 PM1:01
PM
2:01 PM3:01 PM4:01 PM5:01 PM6:01 PM
7Finest at Sea (Fisherman's Wharf)10:03 AM11:03 AM12:03 PM1:03
PM
2:03 PM3:03 PM4:03 PM5:03 PM6:03 PM
8Ogden Point (Cruise Terminal)10:06 AM11:06 AM12:06 PM1:06
PM
2:06 PM3:06 PM4:06 PM5:06 PM6:06 PM
9Beacon Hill Park (Children's Farm)10:13 AM11:13 AM12:13 PM1:13
PM
2:13 PM3:13 PM4:13 PM5:13 PM6:13 PM
10Christ Church Cathedral
10:21 AM11:21 AM12:21 PM1:21
PM
2:21 PM3:21 PM4:21 PM5:21 PM6:21 PM
11Craigdarroch Castle/Victoria Art Gallery
(Fort Street, at passenger loading zone)
10:27 AM11:27 AM12:27 PM1:27
PM
2:27 PM3:27 PM4:27 PM5:27 PM6:27 PM
12Oak Bay Municipal Hall10:34 AM11:34 AM12:34 PM1:34
PM
2:34 PM3:34 PM4:34 PM5:34 PM6:34 PM
13Oak Bay Marina
10:41 AM11:41 AM12:41 PM1:41
PM
2:41 PM3:41 PM4:41 PM5:41 PM6:41 PM
14Oak Bay Beach Hotel
10:42 AM11:42 AM12:42 PM1:42
PM
2:42 PM3:42 PM4:42 PM5:42 PM6:42 PM
15Cook Street Village
(313 Cook Street)
10:55 AM11:55 AM12:55 PM1:55
PM
2:55 PM3:55 PM4:55 PM5:55 PM6:55 PM
Empress Hotel
(721 Government Street)
11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00
PM
2:00
PM
3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM

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 […]

Delta Hotel / Songhees Lookout

Stop location: 100 Harbour Road

Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel

Cross the Johnson Street Bridge from Victoria’s Old Town and explore the Songhees Walkway. Trails to the north and west feature incredible views of the inner harbour and opportunities to enjoy lək̓ʷəŋən art and learn about  lək̓ʷəŋən language and culture. Rich in history, the site is in traditional lək̓ʷəŋən territory that was part of the Songhees Reserve […]

Old Town

Stop location: 304-528 Pandora Ave

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. The stop is located […]

Bastion Square (Wharf at Yates St)

Stop location: 1252 Wharf St

Only a short distance from the inner harbour, 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. Check out the nearby Robert Bateman Gallery and the David Foster Walkway! This is also the first stop in the James Bay community — home to many of Victoria’s key attractions.

Coast Hotel / David Foster Walkway

Stop location: 146 Kingston Street

This waterfront location captivates guests with fantastic views of the calm waters and bustling marina, Take a stroll along the David Foster Walkway and experience our unique working harbour, taking the opportunity to recognize Lekwungen First Nations history, enhance the natural marine habitat, and support social and economic wellbeing.  Find award-winning restaurants or many marine-based […]

Finest at Sea / Fishermans Wharf

Stop location: 27 Erie Street

Finest at the sea platte

Take a break and grab a coffee at the youth led Imagine Studio Cafe! Or borrow a blanket & frisbee from Finest At Sea and have a local fish & chips picnic while the kids play at Fisherman’s Wharf Park. You can even have the freshest West Coast seafood packed right here, ready for your […]

Ogden Point Breakwater (Cruise Terminal)

Stop location: Dallas Road and Montreal St victoria

Ogden Point offers a variety of experiences with its popular 762-metre breakwater seawall. The breakwater showcases incredible artwork designed by local Songhees artists Butch Dick and Darlene Gait. Another local favourite is the Breakwater Café. Enjoy a coffee and brunch or west coast comfort fare with stunning Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountain views. Check […]

Beacon Hill Park (Children’s Farm)

Stop location: 22 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.  

Christ Church Cathedral

Stop location: Quadra Street & Courtney Street

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. After visiting the […]

Oak Bay Village / 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! Poke around the various boutiques with one of a kind treasure and local fashion, or stop and grab a bite to eat at the iconic Penny Farthing Pub for an Olde English style lunch.

Oak Bay Marina

Stop location: 175 Beach Drive

Stop here and enjoy some fresh local seafood from the award-winning Marina restaurant & Bistro! Feeling adventurous? Rent a kayak and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the Olympic Mountains. Or simply take a stroll north to the locals’ favourite sandy beach: 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.