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Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
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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 hikes and walks offer stunning scenery that will amaze and delight you! Each tour includes door to door service from your hotel, snack, drink and professionally taken photo (emailed).
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-889-3008
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the the Victoria hike and salmon run with our guide Mark and it was totally worth it! Mark was such a nice and genuine guide and could answer every question we had. The salmon run was so interesting and i would recommend it...More

Thank Maxime567
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Maxime, thank you so much for this review - I'm so glad the 3 of you enjoyed the Salmon Run so much - its one of the coolest things that Mother Nature has to offer us and I think everyone should see a Salmon Run...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic tour. Mark sugggested the Salmon Run Tour as it only happens for a short period. We were picked up from our hotel. Mark was very knowledgable keeping us entertained during the whole tour. From the Salmon Run we continued for a...More

Thank Julie T
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Julie: thanks for your great review - it was a pleasure to take you and your husband on tour - glad we also had some snow for you to experience as I suspect it would be a rarity back home in Australia. Also pleased that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mark was extremely knowledgeable with the area. During the hike he explained safety and trekking methods that made us very comfortable with the experience. Highly recommended to explorers of all ages when then get to Victoria.

Thank Grampy T
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to do this review! I really think the Top of Gowlland Tod is the best short hike in the Victoria area as the views are so spectacular - glad that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Salmon Run with Mark and added the trestle hike, such a great experience! Mark was very knowledgeable and made it such a fun and unique tour. The small group made it super personal and being driven around made it such a relaxing...More

Thank Nicola W
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nicola for such a great review - you and your friend are such delightful young women and it was a pleasure for me to do the Salmon Run and Trestle Hike for you - really glad you enjoyed yourselves and thank you so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a highlight of my daughter's and my visit to Victoria. A short drive out of town and we were in stunningly beautiful mountains to see the salmon run and then a relatively short but steep hike to an old railway trestle bridge where...More

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

Thank you Lesley for this great review - this was my first Salmon Run Tour of the year (along with the hike to the railway Trestle) and I enjoyed you and your daughter so much - its always wonderful to do a tour with people...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mark took the time to get great pictures of us and the views were amazing. Easy hike, not very tiring or difficult

Thank vivianablair
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for your review - short, sweet and to the point! Glad you both enjoyed it - now that you have a taste of Victoria I hope you will come back and spend more time in our beautiful city.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Mark was so kind, helpful and explained everything from the minute we were picked up in his car until the moment we were dropped off back at our hotel. The day was just so enjoyable and we did the hike with another couple our age...More

Thank Brenda H
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Wow - that is a very nice review - thank you! Considering the hazy conditions from the smoke that was blown over from the mainland, I found the photography quite challenging, but I did get some good ones of you both. I'm very pleased you...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Mark is an outstanding hiking guide and and also a really nice guy. He kept us entertained with fun anecdotes and shared his knowledge and history of the area. The Gowland Tod hike takes around 4 hrs but it is quite manageable and Mark knows...More

Thank cfd62
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

There is something about people who really enjoy nature - they are just lovely folks! I really enjoyed both of you and it was such a pleasure for me to share my love of Gowlland Tod Park with you - thanks for your review and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We did the tour of Victoria and the surrounds and had a great time with Mark. He was so informative and obviously loves the area. He took us to some great places with spectacular views you just wouldn’t see on other tours. We couldn’t believe...More

Thank Christopher R
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thanks for this great review on our Natural Beauty Tour - we really do have quite a stunning coastline - glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you back here in the near future for the Top of Gowlland Tod Hike!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

My fiance and I went out with Hike Victoria, and I cannot begin to express how much we loved our tour up to the top of Gowland Todd with Mark! He will take care of you every step of the way from the moment he...More

Thank Sophia M
Mark V, Owner at HikeVictoria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Wow, that is one great review - thank you so much - it was a pleasure for me to take the both of you out as you are such lovely young people! I particularly enjoyed taking photos of you both for your recent engagement and...More

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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