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Historical Victoria Walking Tour
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Historical Victoria Walking Tour

By Ghostly Walks Walking Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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C$20.94
per adult
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C$20.94
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Professional local guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Meet your guide (wearing red) outside the main doors of the Visitor Information Centre at 812 Wharf St.
Return details
  • Victoria’s Chinatown, 500 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4, Canada

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36496P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A moderate amount of walking is required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Historical Victoria Walking Tour?
How much is Historical Victoria Walking Tour?
Historical Victoria Walking Tour price starts from C$22.90. Discover and book Historical Victoria Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Historical Victoria Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Historical Victoria Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Historical Victoria Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Historical Victoria Walking Tour?
Historical Victoria Walking Tour is hosted by Ghostly Walks Walking Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ghostly Walks Walking Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Historical Victoria Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36496P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    812 Wharf St
    812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
    Meet your guide (wearing red) outside the main doors of the Visitor Information Centre at 812 Wharf St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Inner Harbour
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Government Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Bastion Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Market Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Fan Tan Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Victoria’s Chinatown
    500 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4, Canada
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Q6136MSlisam
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Poor directions
If traveling in by cruise ship be careful to have your directions in advance. We missed the tour because the meetin
Peakoch
Peakoch
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Haunted Victoria
Our guide John is a fantastic story teller!! Easy walk through the historic downtown Victoria. We are not alone….
Ashley M
Ashley M
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Awesome tour
Fantastic time, wild stories, history, and not too long of a walk where it was exhausting. Lots of spots to sit thr
tracyhG1290GK
tracyhG1290GK
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Fun time!
Really great tour, lots of fun. Well worth it and I absolutely would go again!! Bryn was our guide and she’s full o
Safari465950
Safari465950
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Awesome
The whole tour was great! It was actually a date idea for a 2nd date and its a great excuse to get in close. Highly
GrammyJoy
GrammyJoy
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Brin is an engaging story telling!
Our guide really knew the history of haunting in Victoria. The details of each haunted location really brought a sp
John C
John C
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Must do activity for both visitors and locals
We have done over 10 tours with this company, including two bus tours around Halloween. Every tour we learn more ab
cfranz1
cfranz1
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10/10 Must Do in Victoria!
What a fun tour! It’s a history lesson mixed in with ghost stories. You can tell how passionate the tour guides are
Darjean77
Darjean77
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Ghostly Walk with Renowned Historian John Adams
John Adams is a renowned historian and his tours are always enjoyable. We have taken most of his ghostly tours of
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AudH6292
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Great fun
What fun! 9 pm ghost story tour with a really entertaining and knowledgeable guide whose name I unfortunately didn
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oliviajB3836ND
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Best walking tour around!
We had Naomi for the tour and she was AMAZING. If we had more days in Victoria we would have done another tour. The
bartleymelis
bartleymelis
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A must-do walking tour! So fun!
This ghostly walk was so entertaining! You can’t miss it! Brynn was so engaging and an amazing story teller. She in
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Best ghost tour we have been on
This tour was fantastic and I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary while visiting Victoria. The Ghostly W
Alymcc4
Alymcc4
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Great tour, lots of fun
Guide Aiden was great! Very knowledgeable and a fantastic story teller. We learned lots about the history of Victor
Red_202
Red_202
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Perfect fit for and evening cruise stop
We visited Victoria on an evening stop (5 hours) from an Alaskan cruise. The walking tour perfectly fit into the m
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Jin L
Port Moody, Canada4 contributions
Jul. 2020
My boyfriend and I spent only a few days in Victoria, and this walking tour was easily one of our favorite parts of our trip! Although we had both visited Victoria before, our guide, John, shared with us many interesting facts and stories that gave us a much deeper appreciation for the city. He was passionate, knowledgeable, kind and accommodating (considering we accidentally bought tickets for the wrong day). John took the time to answer our questions and show us some extra details of the city, in spite of the tour going beyond its allotted time (and the hot weather).

If you have an interest in history or simply want a better understanding of the city, I would highly recommend this tour.
Written August 2, 2020
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Bruce F
Palm Springs, CA1 contribution
Aug. 2022
We LOVED the Historical Walking Tour of Victoria. Chris was a very informative and friendly host and provided many facts about Victoria's beginning as well as how the island became part of Canada, the US/CA island disputes and final settlement as well as historical buildings and those who built them in Victoria. It was a fascinating tour and we loved it. BEST tour for the money no question. Be sure to wait until you hear which Helen Mirin movie to watch. And, you'll understand as Chris weaves the story of a 25 year old architect in Victoria to a murder of a chauffeur in England. It was incredibly entertaining and I can't wait to get home to rent it now that I know all the characters. You will really enjoy this tour.
Written August 14, 2022
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Poguester
Encinitas, CA1 contribution
Do this the 1st day! Our guide was so informative that the city now comes alive and is so much more interesting as we walk about. Kudos to our consummate tour guide Aiden. I’m not much of a history buff, but he had our attention the entire 90 delightful minutes of this tour
Written August 11, 2022
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Patrick C
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Family
I have participated in many of these Tours over the last decade and they are always fun and interesting. My 15 year old grandson especially enjoyed this tour, there were only 3 of us plus the guide so it quite personalized. We learned many new facts and interpretations about Victoria. In 2017 we had also visited the Musrum in Ottawa where there was a display re Victoria and the gold rush.

One set of my great grandparents are buried in the Ross Bay Cemetery so I have connection to Victoria circa 1900.
Written July 28, 2022
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Julie D
Vancouver820 contributions
Jul. 2022
John was our guide. He was very thorough and had a lot of knowledge of Victoria. Because of all the daytime noises, we got to wear an ear piece and receiver that carried his voice to us better. We had a good time walking all over downtown including all the way over to Chinatown. The description states that it takes 1 1/2 hours, but it was almost 2 hours. We really enjoyed the whole experience.
Written July 11, 2022
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Lvmom
North Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
My two children (age 9 and 11) joined the Story of Victoria tour and enjoyed it immensely. John the historian is a wealth of information and the stories he told were informative and entertaining. As we didn't have time for the Chinatown tour, we asked John if he could give us a mini version at the end of our historicak tour. John took us through Fantan Alley, taught us how to play the Fantan gambling game, and through a beautiful Chinese Temple (the highlight according to my kids). The tour is definitely a highlight of our trip to Victoria!
Written July 22, 2021
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Alison
Richmond, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2020
A wonderful way to see the city. Chris is very knowledgeable, personable and has a great passion to share the history of Victoria and the stories of the different people groups who has shaped the city's history. Highly recommended!!
Written July 31, 2020
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Chris A
Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate the feedback. You are very right - this is our passion and we are so glad that you were able to join us. Hope you can walk with us again soon.
Written August 2, 2020
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Alizapedsem
Tel Aviv, Israel87 contributions
Aug. 2022
Excellent walking tour and I agree with other reviewers that this should be done as soon as possible to really understand what you are seeing in the city. Our guide is clearly immersed in the local history and presented a coherent and interesting review of 150 year of Victoria's history. Although everyone on our tour was an adult, I think that teenagers and even elementary school aged children would find this interesting
Written August 14, 2022
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Chris M
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Aiden did a wonderful job with the history tour. I learned so much about Victoria and its history. It was a great way to get introduced to Victoria, being first time visitors. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning about the area
Written August 5, 2022
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cerebus48
Edmonton, Canada12 contributions
Feb. 2020
This tour was convenient to book online. The walking was very easy (almost leisurely!). We were given 'listening devices' which connected with the guide's microphone, and this made it really easy to hear the commentary as we strolled around the streets of historic Victoria. We learned a lot from our guide who has lived in Victoria since 1960, and we would recommend the tour highly to anyone interested in local history.
Written March 1, 2020
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Chris A
Hi, Thank you very much for exploring Victoria with us. Your guide was my Dad, John. He is a local legend and is truly passionate about Victoria's history. We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy that you would recommend us so highly. Hope to see you on another tour soon.
Written March 4, 2020
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