Downtown Victoria’s Historical Heart: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Victoria’s Historical Heart: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore Victoria’s history from its indigenous roots to the Victorian Era at your own pace with this affordable audio tour.

• Take in the Inner Harbour where the city got its start and Victoria’s Chinatown which was once known for gambling and opium trade
• Hear from producer Michele Davis whose passion for Victoria inspired her to lead guided tours – and to carefully craft this VoiceMap tour
• Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Inner-Harbour Pathway, Victoria, BC V8V, Canada

The tour starts with a walk along the harbour where you'll hear how the city got its start.

Pass By: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4 Canada

The tour makes a brief stop in front of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. You'll learn about its architect, the building and more before continuing.

Pass By: Emily Carr Statue, Government Street and Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

The tour briefly stops in front of the Emily Carr Statue. You'll learn about Emily Carr and why she's being honoured before you continue on the walk.

Pass By: Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, 721 Government St Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5 Canada

The tour stops briefly in front of the Empress Hotel. You'll learn about the hotel before continuing on the walk.

Pass By: Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

The tour stops briefly in Bastion Square. You'll hear about the square and then you'll have the opportunity to explore it before continuing with the tour.

Pass By: Old Town, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

The tour takes you through a portion of Old Town Victoria. You'll learn about the early development of the town while you walk.

Pass By: Fan Tan Alley, Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4 Canada

The tour takes you through Fan Tan Alley. You'll learn about its unique history.

Pass By: Victoria’s Chinatown, 500 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4, Canada

The tour takes you through Victoria's Chinatown. You'll learn about the area's history and the history of Chinese immigrants that call it home.

Pass By: Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

The tour takes you down Government Street and points out a number of historical buildings and unique shops.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others."

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/4/2021 - 9/23/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Duración: 90 To 120 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center, 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

No Incluye

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink


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