Explore Victoria on one of our fascinating walks

Discover Old Town, Chinatown and Victoria's many heritage neighbourhoods on our engaging history and ghost walking tours.

About Discover the Past Walking Tours
Discover the Past Walking Tours are 90 minute walking tours that explore many aspects of beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.
Founded by Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, John Adams, Discover the Past leads historical walking tours by day and spine-tingling Ghostly Walks by night.

Engaging Walking Routes

Our routes criss-cross downtown Victoria, James Bay, Oak Bay and other fascinating neighbourhoods that comprise one of Canada's prettiest cities. Each tour starts in a slightly different location. Be sure to confirm the details on the specific tour page below.

History Happened Here

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.

Victoria's Best Storytellers

Our team of guides combine a love for history with a passion for riveting theatre. Tours are based on practiced and well-delivered stories, but each one includes just the right amount of historical detail to create the context for the story.
Upcoming Schedule
Evening Ghost Tours
Mar
3
Ghostly Walks: Red Light & Chinatown
Starts at the Visitor Information Centre with tales of native spirits along the shore of Victoria Ha...
Mar
4
Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square
Starts at the Visitor Info Centre with stories of disturbed native burial grounds along the shore of...
Mar
5
Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square
Starts at the Visitor Info Centre with stories of disturbed native burial grounds along the shore of...
Mar
10
Ghostly Walks: Red Light & Chinatown
Starts at the Visitor Information Centre with tales of native spirits along the shore of Victoria Ha...
Mar
11
Ghostly Walks: Old Town & Bastion Square
Starts at the Visitor Info Centre with stories of disturbed native burial grounds along the shore of...
Daytime History Tours
Mar
4
Chinatown Walks
Chinatown Walks are 90 minute walking tours through Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Follow in the foot...
Mar
4
Quirky Victoria
Be entertained and amazed by our weird (but true) tales of cannibalism, a black magic curse, a famou...
Mar
5
Victoria’s Story
This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Tow...
Mar
11
Chinatown Walks
Chinatown Walks are 90 minute walking tours through Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Follow in the foot...
Mar
11
Rockland: the Eastern End
Be impressed by the stately mansions hidden behind walls and hedges and learn about their builders, ...

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

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Private Group Tours
Explore Victoria with friends and family.

Our private tours available for individuals and groups. From cultural adventures in Victoria’s neighbourhood to customized ghost tours, we offer a wide range of private tours to suit your needs.

Contact us today to tell us about your group.

Student Tours
Discovery for students of all ages.

Students feel our passion for history and story-telling. From spine-tingling ghost tours to in-depth cultural adventures in Chinatown or a custom tailored program, we offer a wide range of school tours to suit all needs.

We are happy to work with students of all ages – from preschool to post-grad.

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Walking Tours in Victoria, BC - Discover the Past