Victoria's Favourite Tour Company

Discover the Past
Walking Tours

About Discover the Past Walking Tours

For 40 years, Discover the Past Walking Tours have been creating memories for visitors and locals alike in Victoria, BC.

Best known for our spine-tingling Ghostly Walks, we also offer a full suite of interesting History Tours that run day and night, all year round.

Our commitment is for a fun, insightful and memorable walking tour experience, facilitated by our exceptional team of storyteller guides, led by Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, John Adams. Join us on one of our tours today!

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Ghostly Walks Walking Tours
Ghostly Walks

Behind Victoria’s veneer of old-world charm, beautiful gardens and afternoon tea lies the darker past. On our tours, experience spell-binding tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, love, humour, hangings and murder from the city’s best storytellers.

Daytime History Walking Tours

In our thorough research, we have uncovered the compelling stories that make up the history of our fair city. On our tours, we weave together the characters and facts of Victoria’s most intriguing moments, bringing history to life. Our routes criss-cross downtown Victoria, James Bay, Oak Bay and other fascinating neighbourhoods that comprise one of Canada’s prettiest cities.

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“One of the best walking tours we have ever taken.”

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This Week's Schedule

Events for week of August 13, 2018

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Mon 13th

Beacon Hill Park

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: Parliament Buildings & Pendray Inn

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 13 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 14th

Chinatown Walks

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: Royal Theatre & St Andrew’s Cathedral

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 14 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 15th

Not Just a Little Bit of Olde England

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: James Bay & Bent Mast

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 15 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 16th

Chinatown Walks

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: Trounce Alley and Broad Street

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 16 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 17th

Emily Carr’s James Bay

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: Red Light & Chinatown

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 17 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 18th

Chinatown Walks

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: St. Ann’s Academy & Beacon Hill Park

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun 19th

Wild West Victoria

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Story

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ghostly Walks: Parrot House & Old Burying Ground

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square

August 19 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s the questions about our tours we answer most often.

Here are our most current prices:

Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: $13
Children (6-11): $8
Families (parents with children under 16): $35

Many tours begin from the Visitor Information Centre, 812 Wharf Street. However, some History Walks and Ghostly Walks at Halloween depart from different locations.

You can find the most accurate information on our calendar.

Yes, all our tours are guided by a team of the finest storytellers in the city, led by John Adams, Victoria’s best known historian and noted paranormal author. Our guides include a range of historians and performers from a range of backgrounds, all united by their passion for creating great experiences for our guests.

Tours last 90 minutes and generally include 2-3 kilometers of walking around downtown Victoria.

Prefer not to walk? Why not join one of our Ghost Bus Tours? Click here for more information.

Tickets can be purchased online or directly from your guide. There’s no difference in price between the two options.

If you’re paying by credit card, buy your ticket online. Tickets purchased from the guide are cash only.

Buy your tickets here.

No reservations are necessary.

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Explore Victoria with friends and family.

Student Tours

Discovery for students of all ages.
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