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Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria provided by HikeVictoria

Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria

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Overview
Embark on a guided hike to the top of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park for scenic views of the Finlayson Arm, the Gowlland Range, and the Olympic Mountains. A guide not only provides transportation and leads the way, but also shares information about the area’s natural history. Additionally, a small group of hikers (maximum of seven participants) makes it easy for the guide to set the pace to meet the group’s needs.
Highlights
  • Take a guided hike outside of Victoria
  • A guide takes a photo of your hike and emails them to you
  • Get to know your fellow hikers on the small-group adventure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make the trip hassle free
Important Information
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Required Equipment: hiking boots or good hiking/running shoes (no sandals please). Light jacket depending on weather.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ran1975 wrote a review Nov 2019
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
Last week, November 21, 2019 I hiked up the Top of the Gowland Tod Hike with Mark. I am an avid hiker and have hiked across very beautiful terrain around the world but nothing so far has been as majestic and breathtaking as this hike. Mark was extremely knowledgeable, took his
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Mark V, Owner at Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
Responded 3 Dec 2019
Hi Rania: great to have you with me for 2 different tours while you were in Victoria, and thanks so much for this wonderful review. Looking forward to your return to our fair city! Best, Mark
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Shauna F wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I don't normally enlist a guide for hikes when exploring new places, but with Mark as our leader, our hikes in Gowlland Tod and to the railroad trestle were the highlights of our trip to Victoria. There were stunning views of the water across the entire ridge of Gowlland Tod and
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Mark V, Owner at Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Hi Shauna: what a great review - thanks so much! If time permits and my guest's schedule allows, its icing on the cake to add the Railway Trestle Hike to the Top of Gowlland Tod. I am so pleased you both thought your time with me was the highlight of your trip to Victoria, and that you enjoyed the photos. Really hoping that our paths cross again! Best, Mark
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Getaway443755 wrote a review Oct 2019
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This past August we visited Victoria B.C. and along with the usual very enjoyable attractions we booked 2 excursions with Hike Victoria. Both were excellent and both were facilitated by Mark Vukobrat. Mark is a photographer and an experienced hiker who loves to share his
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Mark V, Owner at Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Hello Getaway443755: it's not often that a couple does 2 tours with me in 2 days - really pleased you had such a good time on both of them and thanks so much for the Review! Looking forward to seeing you on your return to Victoria...Best, Mark
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gil8604 wrote a review Oct 2019
Longview, Texas2 contributions
Our first time in Victoria and we wanted a good hiking experience. The Gowlland Tod hike and our guide Mark was everything we could have asked for. This guy is a lot of fun, very knowledgeable and set just the right pace for us. He has done this hike hundreds of times and yet
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Mark V, Owner at Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Gil8604 - thanks so much for this wonderful Review! You and your wife are about the nicest folks I've had in a long time and it was an absolute pleasure guiding you. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and the photos - it would be great if our paths crossed again! Best, Mark
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Abbiekoz wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
This was a fantastic trip, lovely views and a very knowledgeable guide. Amazing photography as well.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Mark V, Owner at Top of Gowlland Tod Hike in Victoria
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Hi Abbie: thanks for taking the time to do this short but sweet review of the Top of Gowlland Tod Hike. Glad you enjoyed it and the photos! Best, Mark
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Ran1975
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Last week, November 21, 2019 I hiked up the Top of the Gowland Tod Hike with Mark. I am an avid hiker and have
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Melissa M
County Cork, Ireland
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Breathtaking natural experience!
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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