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Discover the Past
Walking Tours

Victoria’s Favourite Walking Tour Company

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.

Winter Arts Festival 2024 Walking Tours

Winter Arts Festival has teamed up with John Adams, the founder of Discover The Past Tours to bring you four nights of public art walking tours in beautiful historic downtown Victoria.

Victoria History Walks

Explore with us as we weave together the characters, landmarks and facts of Victoria’s most intriguing moments, bringing history to life. Our thoroughly researched tours uncover the compelling stories that make up the history of our fair city. Our routes criss-cross downtown Victoria and other fascinating neighbourhoods.

Chinatown Walks

Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and an area of local, national and international historic importance. Enjoy the vibrancy along the crowded sidewalks and narrow alleys as we uncover Chinatown’s story. Heritage Chinese commercial buildings – the largest number from the 1800s in any city in North America provide the backdrop. as we follow in the footsteps of gold-miners, merchants and revolutionaries.

Visites en français

Cette année, Discover The Past est fière de vous présenter son tout nouveau programme de visites guidées en français.

Additional In-Person and Virtual Offerings

Private Group Tours

Explore Victoria with friends and family.

Student Tours

Discovery for students of all ages.

Events

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Live Zoom Tours

Not Currently Available

Watch Anytime Tours

Not Currenty Available

Speaking Engagements

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Why Book with Us!

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.

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