For over 115 years, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours has been recognized as Victoria’s iconic sightseeing experience.  Allow our majestic horses and professional, fun-loving tour guides to escort you on a relaxing, entertaining tour through the city’s historic, scenic beauty.

Our Horses Need Your Support!

Help us keep our horses healthy during this difficult time!

Our 18 magnificent draft horses are the heart of the Tally-Ho business and are family: they live with us and have been our daily partners through life. But after laying off all staff and cutting all non-essential costs, our small, family-run business is still facing a significant shortfall of over $120,000 to maintain quality horse care over the expected course of COVID.  Our savings will not cover the horsesˊ feed, foot care, veterinarian care, shelter and base needs for long. Only one of the Federal assistance programs applies to our situation and, if we qualify, it will only be enough to cover some non-horse care business expenses.

100% of all support will be dedicated to the best possible horse care at our farm on the Saanich Peninsula.

Ways to support:

  • Adopt a Horse – choose your favorite horse to sponsor!
  • Donate through our GoFundMe campaign: For the love and health of our horses!
  • Purchase a Gift Certificate for a private horse-drawn carriage tour in the future!
  • Mail a donation (cheque only, no cash) to:  Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, 1960 White Rd, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1V9

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Tours – All tours are currently suspended due to COVID-19 – Gift Certificates Available!

SHORT & SWEET TOUR

15 mins – starting at $60 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

(CLOSED TO ONLINE BOOKINGS NOV 4/19 – MAR 13/20)

Let us introduce you to travel via a majestic horse-drawn carriage and become enchanted by the rich architecture of the Parliament Buildings and historical surroundings.

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HERITAGE TOUR

30 mins – starting at $115 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

Hear stories of the lives of Victorians, past and present, while travelling through the charming heritage district of James Bay, Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, and experience the breathtaking air while enjoying a short journey along the Salish Sea waterfront.

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MOST POPULAR

BEACON HILL PARK TOUR

45 mins – starting at $165 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city’s core, relish in the tranquility of Victoria’s landmark 155-acre city park with its immaculately manicured gardens and natural meadows, and enjoy the history of Victoria’s charming heritage district, James Bay.

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DELUXE TOUR

60 mins – starting at $215 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

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Enjoy the perfect blend of tranquility, rejuvenation and discovery on this tour.  Meander through the beautiful garden displays and natural landscapes of Beacon Hill Park, enjoy the refreshing air off the Salish Sea waterfront and return through the charming heritage district of James Bay.

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GRAND TOUR

75 mins – starting at $255 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

Our signature waterfront tour! Relax through the glory of Beacon Hill Park before embarking on an extended Salish Sea waterfront journey that will invigorate and refresh the senses. This tour inspires everyone and finishes with a glimpse into Victoria’s charming heritage district of James Bay.

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PREMIER TOUR

90 mins – starting at $295 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

Create your own unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience!  This personalized a-la-carte tour may include the magnificent Beacon Hill Park, invigorating Salish Sea waterfront, historical architecture, and opportunities to experience the unique character of local life.

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TOURS!

October 25 to 31, 2019

Experience the dark and twisted past of Victoria!  Allow us to delight you with stories of romance, tragedy, hauntings and hangings.

Available on any 30, 45 or 60-minute tour.

Tour add-ons

CLYDE PLUSH HORSE

The perfect Tally-Ho keepsake! $23.95

(excludes applicable taxes)

Our “Clyde” horse is a high-quality plush replica of our beloved Clydesdale horses, complete with pulling harness. He stands approximately 7.5″ tall. Treat someone special to a special keepsake of your Tally-Ho tour! Select this add-on at checkout.

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RIMSKY PLUSH HORSE

Limited edition Tally-Ho keepsake! $43.95

(excludes applicable taxes)

“Rimsky” is a life-like, soft and silky replica of our beloved Clydesdale Tally-Ho horses.  His pulling harness is removable for when he’s ready to relax at the farm.  He stands approximately 12.5″ tall x 12″ long.  Select this ultimate keepsake as an add-on at checkout.

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FLORAL BOUQUET

Treat your loved one to a beautiful floral bouquet! $29.95

(excludes applicable taxes)

Treat your loved one to a beautiful floral bouquet, awaiting their arrival upon check in. Bouquets contain seasonal flowers and may not be exactly as shown.  Select this add-on at checkout.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!

Give the gift of a lasting memory with a

charming horse-drawn carriage ride through beautiful Victoria! 

A unique and fun experience for everyone!

All tours are available as gift certificates.


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Ace
Breed: Percheron
Age: 22

Horses

Percheron gelding born 1998. Prior to coming to the Tally-Ho family in 2016, Ace had been providing horse-drawn sleigh rides in Whistler, BC, for eleven years.  We call Ace our ‘Fabio’ horse, as his long flowing mane, beautiful conformation and sweet personality instantly endear him to everyone he meets.  He’s a busy boy and has […]

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Apollo
Breed: Percheron
Age: 22

Horses

Percheron gelding born 1998. We welcomed Apollo home to the Tally-Ho family in 2016.  At work he doesn’t mess around and is as steady as they come.  At home, Apollo is the kingpin in his herd and is constantly reminding the younger horses of their manners.  He’s ‘not a morning horse‘, and has us figured […]

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Bud
Breed: Belgian
Age: 21

Horses

Belgian gelding born 1999.  Bud has earned the nickname of “bull dog” as he is extremely hard working and very enthusiastic about his job. If we had a gold star for the horse that has shown the most improvement under our Natural Horsemanship program, it would be Bud who has learned to be more responsive […]

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Clay
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 15

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2005; half-brother to Jerry.  Clay is a little shy and is picks his people.  Gaining his trust is a heartwarming experience as the partnership provides equal rewards to us and him.   One of Clay’s unique physical characteristics is his blue eyes, which are rare in Clydesdales.

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Delilah
Breed: Belgian
Age: 20

Horses

This beautiful lady is our only draft mare, born 2000.  We think Delilah may be a Suffolk Punch, perhaps crossed with a Belgian.  She is mommy to our beloved Sampson, and every gelding on the property thinks she’s pretty fantastic.  Delilah is strong and determined, with a kind eye and softness to her that is […]

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Huey (In Loving Memory)
Breed: Belgian
Age: 35

Horses

It is with great sadness that in January 2019 we said goodbye to one of our oldest and dearest horse-family members, Huey. As a young Belgian born in 1984, Huey began his career with Tally-Ho at the age of five where he worked alongside his teammate, Harley, on the old double-horse drawn wagons. Huey was […]

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Jerry
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 15

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2005; half-brother to Clay.    Jerry has earned his Level 4 (Expert) in Tally-Ho’s horse development program, meaning he is consistently calm, reliable, and accepting of new experiences; and demonstrates high degrees of trust, respect and confidence.  As a Level 4 horse, Jerry helps us train new drivers and often represents Tally-Ho […]

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Jinx
Breed: Percheron
Age: 15

Horses

Percheron gelding born 2005.  Jinx was welcomed home to the Tally-Ho herd in December 2017, coming to us from Alberta where he was mainly used as part of a team to feed and do farm chores.  He captured our hearts quickly with his kindness, and we find ourselves reciprocating that ten-fold.  Jinx moved quickly through […]

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Kashe
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 18

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2002. Kashe absolutely loves his job at Tally-Ho! He’s first to the gate each morning with hope that it’s a work day.  We love his quirky attitude that reminds us of an elephant and mouse – he has great courage in the middle of a parade, yet may find that manhole cover […]

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King
Breed: Percheron
Age: 21

Horses

Percheron gelding born 1999. King is one of the largest horses in our herd, but you wouldn’t know it based on his incredibly sweet, kind, puppy-dog personality.  He loves people and is only too happy to follow us around, looking for a soft pat, or kind word.  When standing next to him, King will always […]

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Major
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 10

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2010.  Major joined the Tally-Ho team in 2018, as one of our youngest, but biggest, boys.  His beautiful confirmation and winning personality has won multiple blue ribbons in the show ring, including Grand Champion; and he has gained a massive local fan club through his appearances at our annual local fair.  Major […]

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Max
Breed: Percheron
Age: 11

Horses

Percheron gelding born 2009.  Max came to Tally-Ho in 2018, bringing along a great background in driving, riding and packing in the mountains of BC.  He’s small and mighty; sweet to his humans and yet bossy to his herd-mates.  He has a great work ethic and loves attention.  Max worked for a short period in […]

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Sampson
Breed: Belgian
Age: 16

Horses

Belgian gelding born 2004; son of Delilah.  We’ve affectionately nicknamed Sampson “Baby Boy” as his eyes often read that he’s looking for reassurance in the world.  For the first two years with us, Sampson’s primary driver, Christine, developed a close, trust based relationship with him that exemplifies what a great horse-human partnership looks like!  He’s […]

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Trace
Breed: Shire
Age: 14

Horses

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COVID-19 Update:

Out of care and concern for public health, and respect for physical distancing due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have suspended operations effective March 19, 2020.  For regular updates on the horses please join us on Facebook, or subscribe to our monthly Newsletter.  Please consider donating to help care for the horses until such time as we are able to get back to the work we love!