As Victoria’s original public transportation company, with services starting in the 1850s, the iconic Tally-Ho is the longest-running, historical attraction in Victoria.

Our professional, fun-loving guides delight guests with surrounding history, local folklore, and exclusive insights into our amazing draft horses and operations.

Tally-Ho is locally owned and operated and we have been widely recognized for our commitment to the ethical treatment and care of our magnificent draft horses and industry-leading practices.

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Traditional horse-drawn carriage tours in Victoria, BC.

Signature experiences in the rural farming community of Saanichton.

Unique, seasonally-themed adventures, exclusive to Tally-Ho.

TRADITIONAL HORSE-DRAWN TOURS

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!


Carriage Route Advisory

The City of Victoria has altered access to Beacon Hill Park and Victoria’s Old Towne section of Government Street.  Tour routes will be altered as necessary to ensure our guests continue to enjoy the best of Victoria!

SHORT & SWEET TOUR

15 mins – starting at $65 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 $125 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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BEACON HILL PARK TOUR

45 mins – starting at $180 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 $230 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 with your horse and buggy through the charming heritage district of James Bay.

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GRAND TOUR

75 mins – starting at $275 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 $315 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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SPECIALTY TOURS

“Uniquely Charming. Famously Fun”

Tally-Ho’s Specialty Tours are carefully crafted to provide sensational new adventures for our guests!  Sample local, aritsan cuisines and libations; enjoy romantic moments with your loved ones; spend the afternoon laughing with friends; cuddle up with a draft horse; sing out loud; or experience the joy of holiday magic!

These tours are exclusive to Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, and offered in either the beautiful city of Victoria, or the rural farming community of Saanichton.

SEA CIDER PICNIC!

Horses and cider and tasty delights!

Additional Dates Added!  Now available throughout July!!

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

We created these tours in 2020, as part of our pandemic survival plan.  We loved the idea of bringing multiple, local businesses together to showcase the amazing products and services offered near the horses’ home.  Due to popular demand, we will again offer this experience for a limited time in 2022.

Our guests consistently rave about the experience, which means it sells out quickly!  Early bookings are strongly suggested.

Tours offered at 12:00 pm or 1:45 pm

Saturdays – April 16 to July 30 and September 10 to October 1, 2022

Thursdays – May 26 to July 28 and September 1 to 29, 2022


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FARM TOURS!

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 farming community.

These tours were created to allow the general public a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with our amazing draft horses; and to learn first-hand about what we do, and how we do it.

Dates for 2022 will be announced soon!


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VALENTINE’S DAY ROMANCE

Victoria, BC

Uniquely Charming!

This Valentine’s Day, treat your ‘special someone’ to a private, romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the beautiful neighborhood of James Bay.  Relax to the melodic sounds of your horse’s hooves while you snuggle up, appreciate each other’s company, and enjoy delectable, local, artisan creations!


“Where there is love there is life” – Mahatma Gandhi

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TOUR

Victoria, BC

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!


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ENCHANTED PUMPKIN PATCH

Saanichton, BC

Family Fun! 

Join our amazing horses in the country for a great new adventure. Experience the best of the Fall season and prepare your little ones for Halloween with a visit to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, plus a few surprises along the way!


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SLEIGH RIDES!

Victoria, BC

Nostalgic Memories! 

Relax and cozy up in the soft velvet seats of Tally-Ho’s traditional, beautifully-ornate, horse-drawn sleigh!  The nostalgia and romance of this tour creates moments that many of us have only dreamt of!

Sing along to your favorite holiday carols, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of sleigh bells and soft footfalls of your horse.


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CAROLING & LIGHTS!

Saanichton, BC

Fantastic Light Displays! 

Celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned, horse-drawn Christmas light tour in the charming, rural village of Saanichton!

Sing your favorite holiday carols, or sit back and relax to the sounds of sleigh bells and soft footfalls of your horse as you sip a delicious specialty coffee from Fresh Cup Cafe and experience some of the BEST light displays in Victoria!


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TALLY-HO KEEPSAKES!

Items may be added to each tour, or purchased separately from our GIFT SHOP

Clyde Plus Horse

Clyde PLUSH HORSE

$23.95 + tax
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Our “Clyde” horse is a high-quality plush replica of our beloved Clydesdale horses, complete with pulling harness. He stands approximately 7.5″ tall.

Rimsky Plus Horse

Rimsky PLUSH HORSE

$43.95 + tax
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“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. 

Famously Fun TALLY-HO T

$28.95 + tax
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All Ts have the Tally-Ho logo scrseen-printed on the front. The optional back screen-printing provide a cheeky nod to our history “Working the Streets Since 1903!” Kids, Women’s and Men’s styling and sizing available.

Tally-Ho! TEAM HAT

$26.95 + tax
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These ballcaps are must for long days on the farm in the sun or rain! Choose your favorite style – the Classic “Dad Hat” or the Mesh “Trucker Hat”. Both styles are embroidered with the Tally-Ho Carriage Tours logo.

Our Horses Need Your Support!

Your generosity plays a vital role in Tally-Ho’s ability to continue to provide top-notch care for our beautiful draft horses during COVID-19 health pandemic.

All donations go directly towards covering horses care and other non-discretionary costs of over $15,000 per month.

TAKE A TOUR! PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE! SPONSOR A HORSE! DONATE ON-LINE! DONATE by MAIL!

The COVID-19 health crisis and resultant travel restrictions have created significant financial challenges for many businesses.  Tally-Ho was created as a tourism-focused business in 1903.  Since then, we estimate that 95 percent of our income is derived from travellers.  As a small, owner-operated, nimble company, when COVID hit the world we were able to reduce our operations to fit the new, reduced level of demand; and create fantastic new experiences for our locals!

Despite our best efforts, we operated at only 15% our normal capacity in 2020.  This year, 2021, saw a slow and tumultuous recovery: in April we were down to operating at 5% our normal capacity; we recovered to 50% normal in July and August; and since then are working an average 15% normal.

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 the 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 ongoing COVID health crisis.  Please take a tour, purchase a gift certificate for a loved one, or consider sponsoring your favorite horse!

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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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Looking to book an unforgettable vacation, stagette, wedding or honeymoon? CUSTOM TOURS

Annie
Breed: Shire
Age: 10

Horses

Annie has settled in quickly to her new home and we are watching her slightly shy nature start to dissipate as she starts to trust us.  This lucky lady had a wonderful upbringing and we will do our best to continue her top-notch care and develop our own special bond with her!

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one of our shire horses: Belle
Belle
Breed: Shire
Age: 16

Horses

Belle and her well-matched teammate, Button, love to work and work hard they will!  If you think raw-horse-power, these two ladies have it!  At Tally-Ho Belle will expand her knowledge into the areas of natural horsemanship, and learn a new speed - Slow!  Belle is a confident mare and we know she is going to love having new, adoring fans as she transitions to becoming a single carriage horse.

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Button
Breed: Shire
Age: 15

Horses

Button and her well-matched teammate, Belle, love to work and work hard they will!  If you think raw-horse-power, these two ladies have it!  At Tally-Ho Button will expand her knowledge into the areas of natural horsemanship, and learn a new speed - Slow!  Button is a little more shy than Belle, but is quickly getting used to her new hoomans and how much attention they need!  We are looking forward to developing our partnership with her as she transitions to becoming a single carriage horse.

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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.   The Clydesdale horse is listed […]

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suffolk punch horse breed - Delilah
Delilah
Breed: Belgian
Age: 20

Horses

This beautiful lady is one of only a few draft mares on the farm, 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 incredibly inspiring.  Her 'happy pace' is rather on the speedy side and her drivers are always asking her to slow it down a little.  She earns a Gold Star for being the fastest horse on Victoria's streets! The Suffolk Punch is considered to be one of the rarest breeds in the United Kingdom, and the breed is shown as in critical danger on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust list.

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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 the stages of our horse development program and began work in Victoria's beautiful inner harbor in June 2018.  As a shy boy by nature, his biggest hurdle in his new job was getting used to all the affection from our team and his 'fans' who stop by to visit.  We're pleased to announce that Jinx has now fully developed his love for the paparazzi:😎

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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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Maggie
Breed: Shire
Age: 10

Horses

Maggie is an extremely sweet-natured girl, often the first at the fence line to say good morning or enjoy a loving pat.  We are looking forward to getting to know her better, and readying her for work as a single carriage horse! We are also learning how to care for her long, luscious forlock, mane and tail!

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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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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 has a rare coat color called 'blue-roan', which means his coat will change color throughout the seasons, from black (winter) to light grey (summer), while his mane and tail remain a beautiful, flowing black.

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Tucker
Breed: Percheron-Belgian
Age: 15

Horses

Percheron-Belgian cross, born 2005.  Tucker and his logging partner, Timber, came to Tally-Ho in 2019 and quickly won our hearts.   Tucker is friendly and eager to please.  He’s taken quickly to working on his own (as a single carriage horse without Timber) and has proven himself to be steady and thoughtful.  While he looks at […]

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Button
Breed: Shire
Age: 15

Horses

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