horse carriages

Get a chance to meet the horses of Victoria Carriage Tours up close and personal in Brentwood. The company is offering trolley rides by donation on Sundays through Aug. 2. (Facebook/Victoria Carriage Tours)

Victoria carriage operator trots horse-drawn trolley tours into Brentwood Bay

By-donation, socially distanced rides offered as a thank you to community

 

Victoria horse carriage company calls for help with horses

Victoria horse carriage company calls for help with horses

Tally-Ho Carriage Tours says it faces $120,000 shortfall amid COVID-19 shutdown

 

Horse-drawn carriages are permitted to go down the bike lanes on Humboldt Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

City asks horse carriages, bikes to share portion of downtown Victoria bike lane

The Humboldt and Douglas Street intersection is now a dead-end street

 

Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Horse-drawn carriages to stay after Victoria backs down from debate

Tourist draw will stay in city after a years-long discussion on banning

Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria City Council asked for advise from the BCSPCA on how to move forward with the horse-drawn carriage industry. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria considers limiting where horse-drawn carriages can go

Council put forward several queries to the BCSPCA for consideration

Victoria City Council asked for advise from the BCSPCA on how to move forward with the horse-drawn carriage industry. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City of Victoria is proposing a plan to phase out horse-drawn cariages by 2023 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Thousands sign petitions following proposal to phase out horse-drawn carriages in Victoria

Advocates and opponents are sharing their opinions with the city

The City of Victoria is proposing a plan to phase out horse-drawn cariages by 2023 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria City Councillor Ben Isitt is proposing a plan to phase out horse-drawn carriages by 2023 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria city councillor proposes to phase out horse-drawn carriages

Coun. Ben Isitt wants horse-drawn carriages removed from the city by 2023

Victoria City Councillor Ben Isitt is proposing a plan to phase out horse-drawn carriages by 2023 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys on downtown Victoria streets, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quieter areas around parks. (Black Press file photo)

Victoria council asked to ban horse-drawn carriages

Victoria Horse Alliance to present BC SPCA recommendations to council on Nov. 8

The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys on downtown Victoria streets, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quieter areas around parks. (Black Press file photo)
(Left) Bank robber and author Stephen Reid, who admitted to over 140 heists, played a security guard in the 1998 film Four Days (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck). (Right) The following year, he committed a botched robbery and went on a gun-blazing police chase that ended at the Victoria Carriage Tours horse yard (which is pictured here in an undated photo). (Photo by Lon Granger).

Botched bank robbery, flying bullets, and terrified horse carriage staff

The voices of those caught up in Stephen Reid’s gunfire police chase through sleepy Victoria

(Left) Bank robber and author Stephen Reid, who admitted to over 140 heists, played a security guard in the 1998 film Four Days (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck). (Right) The following year, he committed a botched robbery and went on a gun-blazing police chase that ended at the Victoria Carriage Tours horse yard (which is pictured here in an undated photo). (Photo by Lon Granger).
The operators of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours and Victoria Carriage Tours may face additional scrutiny and major changes with Victoria council considering BC SPCA recommendations further regulating the industry. Arnold Lim/Black Press

EDITORIAL: BC SPCA’s horse and carriage recommendations seem extreme

Other options available rather than a blanket removal from Inner Harbour areas

  • Jun 6, 2018
The operators of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours and Victoria Carriage Tours may face additional scrutiny and major changes with Victoria council considering BC SPCA recommendations further regulating the industry. Arnold Lim/Black Press
The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quite city areas. (File photo)

UPDATE: BC SPCA recommends ban of horse-drawn carriages from downtown Victoria streets

Letter to city council cites accident at Ogden Point that caused horses to fall

The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quite city areas. (File photo)
Victoria Carriage Tours horses were hooked up to a similar trolley to this one when they slipped and fell at Ogden Point recently. (News file photo)

Horse-drawn carriage, trolley tour company facing backlash over Ogden Point incident

Accident was the result of a ‘perfect storm’ says Victoria Carriage Tours boss

Victoria Carriage Tours horses were hooked up to a similar trolley to this one when they slipped and fell at Ogden Point recently. (News file photo)