After a career in the museums and history industry, John Adams decided to bring his passion for sharing Victoria’s stories to life. His vision was to create a unique, engaging experience of Victoria’s rich history by sharing true stories on the streets, in the actual locations where history happened. Discover the Past and Ghostly Walks were born from that vision.
Today, Discover the Past continues to be run by John Adams, along with his son, Chris, a fellow history enthusiast and storyteller. Together, along with their exceptional team of guides, John and Chris lead thousands of people through the streets of Victoria each year, using their extensive research and passion for storytelling to bring history to life.
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.
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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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We're a family run company who've been offering walking tours of Victoria, British Columbia since the 1960s. Founded by local historian, John Adams, we pride ourselves on creating informative, entertaining tours that leave our guests delighted.
We hope to see you on one of our tours soon!