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Historical Victoria Walking Tour provided by Ghostly Walks Walking Tours

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Historical Victoria Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Inner Harbour
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 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
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Important Information
Departure Point
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Victoria’s Chinatown, 500 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4, Canada
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A moderate amount of walking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kat N wrote a review Oct 2020
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A wonderful, deeply informative and highly enjoyable tour. I learned so much about Victoria's history that I never knew before. From the First Nation settlements to the Gold rush frontier town to modern times. My guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very fun! I had a great
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jenn R wrote a review Aug 2020
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I absolutely recommend the Victoria Stories tour! It was fun, interesting, and a great way to learn about Victoria in a refreshing way. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. I will definitely do another Discover The Past tour the next time I'm in
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ivor H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Having a guided walking tour of Victoria with a very knowledgeable guide like Chris was thoroughly enjoyable. We learnt so much in a short amount of time at a leisurely pace. If you want to find out about the history of Victoria these are the people to teach you.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Shaun M wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
I’ve been to Victoria a few times but never really understood its layout, architecture or cultural style until I heard it explained by Chris. He has a great depth of knowledge and a passion for the city’s history. I’ll never look at Victoria the same way again. An excellent
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Date of experience: August 2020
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nooknerd wrote a review Aug 2020
Montreal, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
Really informative and interesting. John really know his history! We had him all to ourselves for 90 mins and enjoyed all of it. Thanks for the fish and chips recommendation. Very tasty!
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B2014CMtinac
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Amazing stories and awesome tour
Our favourite part of the walk was some of the locations we visited. John had amazing storylines and a perfect voic
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RobM515
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Spectaculary Spooky
I had am amazily spooky experience with the tour. The guide Ian was so knowledgable and a great storyteller. I hi
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maphillips
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Great Ghost Walk
We loved our ghost tour around the city. It was a beautiful crisp evening to set the mood right before Halloween.
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tbeach2002
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Great family FUN!
Great family night. Loved all the ghostly history. The guide was great! Looking forward to doing another one soon.
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katn584
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Ghostly Halloween walk
It was a lot of fun! Chris, our guide was very knowledgeable and a great story-teller! Perfect thing to do during H
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Malisa F
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Great evening activity!!
A total blast! The tour guide was very informative, with a wonderful sense of humor. A great evening activity, wher
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JackieLi44
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Fun pre or post-dinner activity
Great way to learn about Victoria’s history on a spooky evening! Family run business that has collected over 500 gh
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Kelli M
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Great tour, interesting facts, fun guide
Brin was full of energy and amazing !! Interesting stories and nice walk around! We did the Halloween tour! Would d
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Deanna N
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Spook-tacular Storytelling!
We LOVED this tour and can’t say enough about the amazing storytelling skills of Chris. We learned a lot about some
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vancitytraveller1
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Fun evening activity!
We did the Halloween tour, which apparently changes every year. Our guide Chris was a great storyteller, he made
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Sara P
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Great Tour Guide
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The tour guide made the walk interesting and fun. Will be back to try other tours.
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kathleenm711
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Informative, educational, enjoyable.
I've lived in this city for almost 16 years. This was a wonderful way to find out more about who has lived here in
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ShankilI
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Chinatown/Red Light District tour
Highly recommend the tour if you’re interested in history, ghosts, or both! The tour guide Brinn was very enthusias
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DEADFORWEEKS
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Over an hour of fun
Friendly, funny and eloquently spoken. Interesting path we were taken on. Jason is a good story (and joke) teller.
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C1617ALandream
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A definite must do in Victoria
Our guide Brynn was delightful! Her stories were entertaining and informative. We did the James Bay tour at 7:30 an
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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