Ghostly Walks

Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, humour, hangings, murder… and GHOSTS!

Essential Information


Ghostly Walks Run Year-Round
Current Schedule Details:

November 4, 2016 to December 31, 2016:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Except Christmas Day)
at 7:30pm
with extra tours on December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30pm
**No Tour on Christmas Day **

January 1, 2017 to April 26, 2017:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30pm (incl. January 1)

April 27, 2017 to May 31, 2017:
Every night at 7:30pm plus Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 & 9:30pm

Please call for details about tours beyond these dates


Ghostly Walks start in front of the Visitor Information Centre at 812 Wharf Street. The Visitor Information Centre is directly across from the Empress Hotel.


Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $13
Students: $13
Children (6-11): $8

Family Special: $35
(up to 2 adults and their children under 16)

Purchase tickets directly from the guides in cash starting 15 minutes before each tour.


All prices include GST.


About Ghostly Walks

Ghostly Walks are 90 minute walking tours conducted every night from May 1 to October 31 and on weekends through the rest of the year. During the tour, expect to hear great storytelling as we guide you through the streets and alleys of Victoria, a ghost-hunter’s paradise.

We have collected more than five hundred tales of ghostly encounters in Victoria and in our thorough researches we have uncovered the sordid truth behind many of the City’s most gruesome crimes and tragic accidents. On our tours, we weave together the ghosts and the stories behind them, bringing Victoria’s dark history to life.

Ghostly Walks have been developed by John Adams, one of Victoria’s foremost historians and storytellers. John has been leading tours of Victoria since 1970. He has appeared on a number of TV series including Ghosts & Ghoulies and  OLN’s Creepy Canada. The tours are conducted by John and his team of expert guides.

Ghostly Walks are guaranteed to be spell-binding, entertaining, memorable, and most of all … spine-tingling!


Special Programs

Ghostly Walks EXTREME

Ghostly Walks EXTREME

Starting well after night-fall, Ghostly Walks EXTREME tours are full of gruesome surprises. We’ll begin at a secret location and explore the most haunted spots in downtown Victoria. 

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Dinner Ghosts Program

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is an annual event featuring spooky activities throughout the city. The events are separately conducted by many groups at different locations.

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Ghost Bus Tours Program

Ghost Bus-Tours

Victoria’s original Ghost Bus-tours coach excursions past Victoria’s most haunted places since 1994. With a new route every year, Ghost Bus-Tours take place in October.

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Dinner Ghosts

Dinner Ghosts

Each year, Dinner Ghosts selects a few of Victoria’s haunted eateries for a unique evening of ghostly lore and paranormal presentations. Available for private parties as well.

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Founded by a Family of Storytellers

Ghostly Walks

Chris Adams

Historical raconteur and member of the Victoria Storytellers’ Guild, Chris delights in sharing tales of Victoria’s colourful past.

Ghostly Walks

John Adams

One of Victoria’s foremost historians, John has been leading tours through the haunted places of Victoria since 1970. 

Discovery for students of all ages.

School ToursStudents 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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