Return to the 1840's with our popular 80 minute walking tour called the Talk of the Town Tour. Discover how Victoria has evolved over the past 200 years, from the early Songhees people to the multicultural city we live in
We walk our guests back through time to the early beginnings of Victoria, strolling along Wharf Street and recapturing what life was like along the busy harbour front. From there we walk through Bastion Square, once the cornerstone of the old fort established by Sir James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company. Guests will learn about the ghosts that still haunt this area before moving on to Market Square and finally into the once forbidden city, Chinatown.
From there we move back towards the Visitor InfoCentre by walking along Government Street where our guides point out turn-of-the-century buildings and the stories of those pioneers who lived and worked in those buildings. By the end of the tour, our guests have an appreciation of the incredible history of this old fort town as well as an orientation to the downtown core, for their further exploration at a later time.
This tour is by group bookings only and is $200/guide. A maximum group size is 22 guests. We can negotiate a group price for a customized tour and would be pleased to work with tour operators. If there are more than 22 people in the group, then we will arrange for another tour guide.