The light of the gas lamp flickers…. A cool breeze blows in from the Inner Harbour, bringing a chill to the night air. Suddenly, from the shadows, a woman screams. Someone else calls for the police, as a number of dark figures – miners, perhaps, lured here by the Gold Rush, or a local lumber baron in his top hat and greatcoat – slip into the darkness.

Welcome to historic Victoria.  Along with the gaslights and hanging baskets, Victoria has other stories to tell. Take a walk to discover the mysterious secrets that are part of the city’s hidden history.

Law and Order

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Robbery, murder, and deadly lovers’ triangles – Victoria’s history is part Gothic romance, part wild wild west. There are more than just flowers in Canada’s City of Gardens. The Law and Order Walk take you back to secret stories of the crimes, the criminals, and the men who fought to keep order in those rowdy times.

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Haunted Victoria

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Ghosts, ancestral spirits, strange disappearances – expect the unexpected when you step into Victoria’s past. The Haunted Victoria Walk is a mystery tour through the most haunted city in Canada. As you wander the quaint streets and tourist shops, understand that the difference between the normal and paranormal is sometimes very uncertain.

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Mysterious Chinatown

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Journey into Mysterious Chinatown and be transported back to a time when two cultures flourished in this growing Gold Rush town.  Begin your journey at Market Square to learn about the history of Canada’s oldest Chinatown.
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Rollicking Boomtown

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You could hear the clinking of glasses in saloons, smell the canvas and horses, and see that Victoria had 20 men to every woman. The Rollicking Boomtown Walk takes you through the times in the city’s history when the promise of fortune turned a sleepy trading post into a boomtown.

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