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Historical Walking Tour
Historical Walking Tour

Explore quaint Victoria on this guided walking tour with a local historian. Along the way, take in picturesque views of the city’s Inner Harbour and wander the streets, alleyways, and town squares of Old Town, Bastion Square, and Chinatown while learning about Victoria’s history. Plus, hear about its past scandals like opium smuggling.

  • The tour is an inexpensive addition to a day of sightseeing
  • This comprehensive tour is ideal for first-time visitors
  • Headsets are provided to help you hear the guide clearly
  • Wear comfortable shoes; a moderate amount of walking is involved


What’s Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly


What To Expect

Inner Harbour
Meet your guide by the Inner Harbour in Downtown Victoria, and then set off on your 1.5 hour walking tour to explore the highlights of Old Town, Bastion Square and Chinatown. History and human drama abound in the area, and as you walk your guide will point out examples of beautiful 1800’s architecture.

Government Street
Victoria is a walker’s paradise and because it is a compact city, much historical ground can be covered in a short time.

Bastion Square
While Victoria is known as a quaint slice of Olde England, the city certainly has its scandals and dark stories too. In Bastion Square, learn about Victoria’s many public hangings and how the authorities tried to maintain law and order.

Market Square
When Victoria was a booming seaport, Johnson Street was our Red Light District.

Fan Tan Alley
Visit the most infamous alley in Victoria.