One of the best ways to see Victoria is via a horse-drawn carriage.  Relaxing, totally informative, and actually a lot of fun!  You get to see where the locals live, can visit the city's best park (Beacon Hill), or view the beautiful scenery along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  The carriages can pick you up/drop you off at local hotels and/or restaurants.  Tally-Ho Carriage Tours is Victoria's oldest running transportation company (since 1903).  It is locally owned and operated and the company takes great pride in its staff and care of its animals.  www.tallyhotours.com.