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  • Address: Wharf St. to Douglas St. and Fort St. to Johnson St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1J2, Canada

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Old Town Victoria Tours

Victoria’s Old Town has enough things to do and sights to see to keep the curious visitor occupied for an entire day, from horse-and-carriage rides and walking tours to chalk artists and buskers. With many side streets and small squares to duck into, the area offers plenty of big shops and restaurants as well as smaller, independently owned boutiques and eye-catching street art. Old Town’s cobblestone streets wind together through alleyways where some of British Columbia's oldest and grandest architecture can be found. Curious pedestrians can begin at the Fairmont Empress Hotel (Insider’s tip: For a truly spectacular experience, indulge in a full English afternoon tea session at the hotel) and head down the Victoria Inner Harbour Walkway toward Government Street.

When the weather's nice, Government Street is lined with musicians and performers, in addition to the cafes, specialty stores, gift shops and numerous pubs for the thirsty traveler. Look into the Canadian town's naval and shipping history at the Maritime Museum in Bastion Square, which was once the site of a Fort Victoria gun bastion, or stop for refreshments in Market Square, a beautifully restored historic site that long ago housed supply stores and shipping offices and now features more than 40 shops and restaurants.

Practical Info

The historic area of Victoria's Old Town is located just north of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and includes the north-to-south-running Wharf, Government and Douglas streets, crossed by Johnson, Yates, View and Fort streets running east to west.

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Chinatown and Hidden Alleys Pedicab Tour, Victoria, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Chinatown and Hidden Alleys Pedicab Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a unique pedicab tour through Victoria's Old Town and Chinatown districts where you will be entertained with ghost stories as you pass shops that have ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.02
30-Minute Heritage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour, Victoria, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

30-Minute Heritage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On this personalized 30-minute horse-drawn carriage tour, hear stories of the lives of Victorians, past and present, while travelling through the charming ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.72
Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, Horse Carriage Rides
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightseeing tour, an experienced guide ...  Read more

Location: Victoria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.77
Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal, Victoria, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This 2.5-hour tour is specifically designed for cruise ship guests arriving to Victoria, BC, Canada. It includes easy and convenient pick up directly at the ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.04
Victoria Full-Day Private Tour, Victoria, Pedicab Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

See the beautiful Strait of Georgia with a ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, the first experience on this 14-hour private day trip to Vancouver Island. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,602.49

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