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 guides to escort you on a relaxing, entertaining tour through the city’s historic, scenic beauty.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH TALLY-HO!

SLEIGH RIDES!

Enjoy the nostalgic fun and romance of riding in an authentic horse-drawn sleigh this holiday season!

TRADITIONAL SLEIGH TOUR

Limited availability through Dec 2020!

Soft footfalls of the horse and melodic sleigh bells!

Relax and cozy up with your ‘social bubble’ friend(s) in the soft velvet seats of Tally-Ho’s traditional, beautifully-ornate, horse-drawn sleigh and experience moments that many of us have only dreamt of!


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WINTER WONDERLAND SLEIGH PACKAGE

Limited availability through Dec 2020!

Pamper yourself and your friends with this special treat!

Enjoy your favorite holiday songs, a special information package that will give you an inside glimpse into the Tally-Ho horses’ world, and a special keepsake of your new Clydesdale friend.


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GIFT GIVING MADE FUN!

Treat your loved ones to a unique experience that will create lasting memories!

TALLY-HO & SEA CIDER PICNIC

Purchase a Gift Certificate today and enjoy this popular tour in Summer 2021

Horses and cider and tasty delights!  Oh my!

Enjoy an open-air horse-drawn carriage ride in the farming community of Saanichton, freshly roasted artisan coffee, award-winning locally crafted cider, and a freshly prepared gourmet picnic.

These tours were offered for the first time in 2020, and sold out quickly!  Our guests raved about the experience, and we had so much fun that we are bringing them back for a limited time in Summer 2021!


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TRADITIONAL HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS

Puchase a Gift Certificate today and enjoy a tour of Victoria at any time of the year!

A charming horse-drawn carriage ride through beautiful Victoria!

Tally-Ho’s beautiful vis-à-vis carriages are a relaxing, fun and informative way to see Victoria.  Our majestic draft horses and professional, fun-loving tour guides will delight you with a personalized, informative and entertaining tour, as you sit back and enjoy the soft footfalls of your horse’s hooves!


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SPONSOR A HORSE!

For the animal lover on your gift list you can now sponsor your favorite Tally-Ho horse on their behalf!

Your donation helps Tally-Ho take care of our amazing draft horses during the COVID-19 health pandemic!

By sponsoring one of our beautiful draft horses, you will play a vital role in our ability to continue to provide top-notch care for the herd during the COVID-19 health pandemic.  All donations go directly to towards covering horse care costs of over $10,000 per month.


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BEWARE!  

As Halloween approaches, when the barrier between the world of the living and the dead is thinnest, we are more likely to experience sightings and ghostly energies.  Experience the dark and twisted past of Victoria’s most-infamous haunted buildings and hear spine-tingling tales of their resident ghosts!

Our Horses Need Your Support!

Help us keep our horses healthy during this difficult time!

The COVID-19 health crisis and resultant travel restrictions have created significant financial challenges for many businesses.  In Victoria, we rely on tourism for 95% of our income; however with international travel at a stand-still our income has been significantly reduced.  As a small, owner-operated, nimble company, we have been able to reduce our operations to fit the current demand; and create new experiences for our locals!  Despite our best efforts, we operated at only 15% our normal capacity in the 2020 tourism season.  As we move into winter with negligible income, we must continue to find resources to help cover horse care costs of over $10,000 per month.

It has always been our commitment to ensure our horses have the best care possible.  They are family and an integral part of our lives; and are beloved friends to our staff and local residents.  We are enormously appreciative for ongoing emotional and financial support that has been shown to our team (horse and human)!  Tally-Ho will continue to rely on the kindness of the public to help us care for the horses during the winter season!

Ways to Support the Tally-Ho Herd:

SEA CIDER PICNIC EXPERIENCE

Enjoy this limited time experience on Thursdays or Sundays only throughout the summer!
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NEWS! Sunday tours have been extended to the end of September! Tours are selling out quickly – book now!

Join us on a delightful multi-sensory tour of the beautiful Saanich Peninsula, where you will enjoy an open-air horse-drawn carriage ride, locally crafted cider, and a freshly prepared picnic. Experience our local community with this limited time offer!

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“Bucket List Experience!”

“Unique, relaxing and informative tour!”

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Private Carriage Tours

As Victoria’s first transportation company, the iconic Tally-Ho represents a major element of the city’s rich history and culture. Our majestic horses and professional, fun-loving tour guides will delight you with a personalized, informative and entertaining tour, as you sit back and enjoy the soft footfalls of your horse’s hooves!

SHORT & SWEET TOUR

15 mins – starting at $60 CAD

Price is per carriage, seating a maximum of 6 guests

(includes 5% GST)

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

(includes 5% GST)

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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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

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.

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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TALLY-HO FARM TOUR

Purchase a Gift Certificate today and enjoy this new offering in Spring 2021.

Join us for an up-close and personal draft horse encounter! 

For a limited time, guests can enjoy an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Tally-Ho horses’ home!  Meet the horses and hear their stories!  Learn about their care, specialized training program and the fascinating world of working draft horses!  Witness the beautiful partnership and bond that develops between horses and humans.  Participate in grooming and harnessing a draft horse, and then relax as your leave the farm for your own private carriage tour of our local community.


AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AFTER NOV 20/20!

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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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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 (for sale)
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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Sarge
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 18

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2002. Sarge and Kashe were the first of our mini-herd of Clydesdale horses that our horse-trainer and friend Ed, in Chetwynd, BC, readied for work in Victoria.  We knew Sarge was special the day we met him.  He is very sweet natured, extremely intelligent, and a stunning example of the Clydesdale breed.  […]

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Spot
Breed: Clydesdale
Age: 13

Horses

Clydesdale gelding born 2007. Spot came to Tally-Ho in 2015 and is one of our most reliable horses.  He has very kind eyes and the sweetest demeanor; and is always seeking love and attention from his humans (which we’re all-too-happy to provide!).  He was a show-winning halter horse as a baby, and continues to turn […]

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Timber
Breed: Percheron-Belgian
Age: 15

Horses

Percheron-Belgian cross, born 2005.  Timber and his logging partner, Tucker, came to Tally-Ho in 2019 and quickly won our hearts.   He is kind, willing and very confident in his work; and we think he may be still learning to ‘put up with’ the amount of affection he receives on a daily basis😍 .    Timber […]

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Trace
Breed: Shire
Age: 14

Horses

Shire gelding, born 2006.  Trace is the newest horse to be welcomed to Tally-Ho, coming to us in late 2019 from Smithers, BC.  He’s a big boy, standing a whopping 19’2″, yet has the gentlest personality and is lovely to work with.  Trace is learning the skills of a carriage horse and moving through our […]

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Trace
Breed: Shire
Age: 14

Horses

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COVID-19:

Open-air carriage rides naturally offer much greater levels of safety than indoor activities; and are designed for guests to enjoy with people who are already in their small, consistent social bubble.  Please click here for our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

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