Discover the Past Walking Tours

Best known for their spine-tingling Ghostly Walks, Discover the Past Walking Tours also offers a variety of fun and insightful history tours. John Adams, Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, leads a team of exceptional storyteller guides on these captivating historic tours of downtown Victoria.

Choose from one of the following tours:

Ghostly Walks Tour:
Available daily May 1 - November 1, 2020. Only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January 1 - April 30 and November 2 - December 31, 2020.

Discover the Past has collected more than five hundred tales of ghostly encounters in Victoria and has uncovered the sordid truth behind many of the city’s most gruesome crimes and tragic accidents.

Chinatown Walks Tour:
Available on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only from June 1 - September 7, 2020. Only available on Saturdays from January 1 - May 30 and September 8 - December 31, 2020.

Experience Chinatown’s vibrant contemporary culture and learn the secrets of its remarkable past on an in-depth walk with an expert guide.

Victoria's Story History Tour:
Available daily June 1 - September 7, 2020. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays from January 1 - May 30 and September 8 - November 30, 2020.

By the end of your tour, you will know why Victoria is here, how it became the capital city and what the current civic issues are. Find out about the city’s First Nations origins, its fur trade and gold rush periods and how it has evolved over time.

Christmas in Old Victoria History Tour:
Available on Saturdays and Sundays only from December 5 - 27, 2020.

Enjoy the warm-hearted and sometimes humourous stories of how Christmas was celebrated in Victoria during the Victorian era. A First Nations legend, Christmas Day brawls at Fort Victoria, a touching Gold Rush tale, Christmas store decorations and an amusing memory from Emily Carr’s childhood are featured.

Please see below for more information on each individual tour.

Distance from port: 1.00 block(s)

Victoria, BC