Tours & Activities in Victoria Tours
Victoria Free Walking Tour
The Best Introduction To Victoria!
Victoria Free Walking Tour
This 2.5-hour Victoria Free Walking Tour will connect you to the city through the eyes of a local guide.
You will experience the stories that connect Victoria to the province, and the country of Canada. Further, you will hear tales of local legends and discover the many notable establishments along the way. The tour is filled with recommendations & tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Victoria, BC!
Your Free Walking Tour of Victoria starts outside the BC Legislature Building next to the Victoria Cenotaph. Given that, we begin with stunning views of the Inner Harbor. The tour ends roughly 1km walk from the start location, at the popular event space in Centennial Square. Navigate through Victoria’s downtown core at a leisurely pace, while we introduce you to our culture. Toonie Tours Victoria is humbled to authentically lead and connect you to the past, present and future with engagement.
From Gold-Rush Boomtown to BC’s Capital
Your local Toonie Tours’ guide will make Victoria come alive. Specifically taking you past iconic and picture-ready sites like the Empress Hotel, Waddington Alley, Bastian Square, Market Square and many more iconic locations. You’ll learn about Victoria’s impressive beginnings as a resource-rich settlement that became a country infused by worldly cultures.
The Gardens City of the West Coast
Victoria is ripe with the natural beauty that comes with the west coast of Canada. Historic architecture, peaceful gardens, and delicious eateries will leave you entertained and satiated. On your free city walking tour, your guide will advise you on how to best to enjoy Victoria and Canada. In fact, you will acquire recommendations for food, entertainment, daytrips, nightlife, nature, and more. Must-do experiences can be booked through your guide at a discount, and if you want to explore the depths of the area, you can spend more time with the Free Walking Tour team on our Street Art & Craft Beer Tour. This tour will take you to the hidden area of Victoria, Rock Bay, home to local craft breweries. With this in mind, it’s the perfect place for a brewery tour and tasting. What’s more, you will admire the vibrant street art murals between the breweries.
Free Tours in a Nutshell
The Free Tour is a tips-based tour which allows guests to experience one of the greatest values we share as Canadians, freedom. To clarify, customers have the freedom to determine the price of the tour based on their experience and budget.
- Enjoy the views of the Inner Harbor
- Marvel at the magnificent BC Legislature Building
- Take photos with the always picture-ready Empress Hotel
- Find the hidden gems of Bastion Square, the heart of Boomtown
- Discover Fan Tan and Dragon Alley in Chinatown
What Should I Bring?
- Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($25/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A water bottle
- Secured camera
- Appropriate clothing /umbrella for the always-changing weather
- Your sense of humor!
- Local English-speaking guide
- Passionately researched local history
- Recommendations for the best food, entertainment and nightlife
- Introductions & discounts on must-do experiences
(including taxes and fees)
Tips-Based (Gratuities Only)
Toonie Tours promotes tours and experiences that are participated in on a strict volunteer basis. Neither Toonie Tours, our tour guides nor our tour and experience partners will be held responsible in any way for injuries to the body or property experienced during tours. Toonie Tours, our guides and partners reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.