Heritage Walking Tours

Discover the hidden secrets of Victoria.

Take a self-guided heritage walk through some of the oldest parts of Victoria to discover the wonderful and mysterious secrets that are part of the city's hidden history. Choose from four heritage walking maps and experience a journey into Mysterious Chinatown, Rollicking Boomtown, Haunted Victoria, and Victoria's Law and Order. An active and free way to spend time learning more about our city.

Check out the Heritage Walking Tour  map app on your mobile device.

Printed copies are available are available at the Tourism Victoria Information Centre on Wharf Street, the Downtown Victoria Business Association and Victoria City Hall.

Mysterious Chinatown.pdf [PDF - 531 KB]

Tales from the secret city within the city - go back to when Canada's first Chinatown was born.

Rollicking Boomtown.pdf [PDF - 596 KB]

Take a glimpse into an era that was wild and got even wilder when Gold Rush madness descended on Victoria.

Law and Order.pdf [PDF - 607 KB]

The oldest police force in western Canada had its hands full as the population exploded during the Gold Rush.

Haunted Victoria.pdf [PDF - 834 KB]

Ghosts, ancestral spirits - expect the unexpected when you take this tour through the country's most haunted city.