Discover The Past Walking Tours in Victoria, B.C.

Covid19 Update :
In-Person Tours are operating. All tours must be booked online. Virtual options available.

About Discover the Past Walking Tours

We are best known for our spine-tingling Ghostly Walks, but at Discover the Past Walking Tours we also offer a full suite of fun and insightful History Tours in Victoria, B.C. that run during the day-time. John Adams, Victoria’s pre-eminent historian, leads our team of exceptional storyteller guides. We can’t wait to share our stories with you. Join us on one of our tours today!

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Here are our most current prices: Adults: $20 Seniors: $15 Students: $15 Children (6-11): $10

Many of our tours begin outside 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 here.

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.

Most Ghostly Walks tours last one hour and cover 5-10 blocks depending on the route. Our history tours last 90 minutes and generally include 2-3 kilometers of walking.

Tickets must be purchased online. Buy your tickets here.

Due to Covid restrictions pre-booking is currently required for all tours.

Custom Tours

Private Group Tours

Explore Victoria with friends and family.

Student Tours

Discovery for students of all ages.
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Discover the Past Walking Tours | Ghostly Walks & History Tours in Victoria