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Walk through Victoria's historic Downtown

Victoria is a beautiful seaside multi-season destination. I hope to share with you some stories of the characters who brought this city to life from the time of the Hudson Bay Company fort in 1843, through the building spree of the goldrush period that has created such picturesque streets and vistas. It is a city that walks like a town. We will start our tour in historic Chinatown. This is Canada's oldest Chinatown and in the late 1880's it was our largest. We will have a look at historic murals, the Gates of Harmonious Interest, and Canada's narrowest street - Fantan Alley. From the north of downtown, we will proceed south on picturesque Government Street to view heritage retail stores from a hundred years ago. We will stroll the Inner Harbour, continuing our journey of architectural gems, island history, the origins of Canada's Pacific people and even glimpse the glory of their visual story through the traditions of totem poles. Today we offer the visitor a year-round destination with Canada's only sub-Mediterranean climate. One of Victoria's most famous women kept a monkey named Woo. Do you know who that is? Visit me in Victoria on tourHQ to find out the answer. I am excited to show you around this jewel of Canada's west coast.

From Victoria
Online Experience
1 Hour
North America
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Walking tour live-streamed from downtown, Victoria with your seasoned local guide
  • Peek around historic Chinatown and squeeze through Fantan Alley 
  • See the highlights of Government Street and Inner Harbour 
Description

Victoria is a beautiful seaside multi-season destination. In this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience, you will get to know some fascinating stories of the characters who brought this city to life from the time of the Hudson Bay Company fort in 1843 and through to the building spree of the gold rush period that has created such picturesque streets and vistas. Your guide will do so while showing you around this jewel of Canada's west coast, a city that walks like a town!

We will start our live-streamed online experience tour in the historic Chinatown. This is Canada's oldest Chinatown and in the late 1880s it was the largest. We will have a look at historic murals, the Gates of Harmonious Interest, and Canada's narrowest street - Fantan Alley.

From the north of downtown, we will proceed south on the picturesque Government Street to view heritage retail stores from a hundred years ago. We will stroll the Inner Harbour, continuing our journey of architectural gems, island history, the origins of Canada's Pacific people and even glimpse the glory of their visual story through the traditions of totem poles. One of Victoria's most famous women kept a monkey named Woo. Do you know who that is? Take this tour to learn the answer!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 50 CAD per screen or as a private tour for 75 CAD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Brenda Quinn

I am a member of the Canadian Tour Guide Association and work as a culinary and history tour guide in Victoria.

Before I arrived in Victoria, I was the Lobby Ambassador and History Guide at the stunning Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. I was also a substitute instructor in Tour Guiding at George Brown College in Toronto. I have lived in Victoria since the past 5 years, and look forward to showing you my beautiful city!

From USD 41 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.