Victoria Walking Tours

Explore Victoria in a unique way, on your own personal walking tour with “Victoria’s favourite street-walker,” story-teller and guide, Danda Humphreys!

Want to make your time in Victoria special?  Create an experience that  you and your visitors won’t soon forget! Treat yourselves, your friends and neighbours to a custom-designed walking tour with Danda!

Choose your route from the tours described below, then contact Danda today at 250.858.8029 to book a date and time for your group!

Tour Cost: $20 Per Person. Minimum number per group: 6 people; maximum: 20. 10% discount available for groups of 10 or more!


Danda’s Guided Tours are legendary . . . simply the best!

If you’re looking for a unique angle on Victoria’s history, Danda’s tours are a must. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious – and her knowledge of historical Victoria is second to none.

All tours are custom-designed, according to your group’s mobility needs and special-interest areas.


Take One Of Danda’s Fascinating Tours

Walking Tour 1: “Victoria: A Lady With A Past”

An entertaining introduction to Victoria’s earliest history, and some of our more colourful pioneers.

Starts at the Information Centre. Describes the importance of the harbour as the site for a Hudson’s Bay settlement. Retraces the perimeters of old Fort Victoria, and tells stories about the fascinating people who lived and worked nearby.

Length: 60 – 75 minutes (circle tour)

 

Walking Tour 2: “Victoria’s Old Town and Chinatown”

A peek at Victoria’s past, when goldminers’ boots clattered along alleyways between saloons, brothels, bawdy houses and the opium dens of Chinatown.

Starts at the Maritime Museum in Bastion Square and follows historic alleyways through Old Town and Chinatown. Describes how the discovery of gold vaulted Victoria from a fur-trading post to a provincial capital.

Length: 60 – 75 minutes

 

Walking Tour 3:   “The World of Small”

 

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The life and times of Canada’s national treasure, legendary artist and writer Emily Carr.

Starts at Carr House. This fascinating glimpse of artist Emily Carr’s neighbourhood includes dwellings where she lived, worked and died, and the monument to her memory. (A visit to Carr House sets the scene for this neighbourhood walking tour. Call  250.858.8029 for information.)

Length: 60 minutes (If including Carr House: add 30 – 45 minutes)

 

 

 


Walking Tour 4:  ”The People of Pioneer Square” A visit to The Old Burying Ground – Victoria’s first cemetery.

Day or evening tour through Pioneer Square on Quadra Street. Victoria’s first official cemetery (established 1855) contains the remains of more than 1000 early residents, including sea captains, surgeons, saloon-keepers, fugitives from the Fraser River goldfields . . . maybe even a ghost or two!

Length: 60 minutes

 

The perfect complement to your walking tour – tea, coffee, lunch, brunch or dinner at your favourite restaurant or tea room!

 

BUS TOUR:  (If arriving with your own bus) “Victoria: A City for All Seasons”

 ”A CITY FOR ALL SEASONS”

This intriguing historical and modern view of our city follows a scenic route through and around the city. Includes James Bay, the historic Inner Harbour, Old Town, Chinatown, Antique Row, Rockland and Richmond residential areas, the University of Victoria campus, Mt. Tolmie, Uplands, Beach Drive, Beacon Hill Park, Mile “O” and Ogden Point.

There are three photo and leg-stretch/lunch/tea stops along the way.

Length: 1 1/2 – 3 hours, depending on time available for the group.

 

Danda is also available for entertaining and informative talks at meetings, seminars and conferences. (Check the Speaker page.)

Contact Danda today for more information.
Your group may qualify for a special Group Tour Rate!

Book Your Tour Today – 250.858.8029!