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    Price

    Gratuity-based 

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    Tour Capacity

    5 - 25

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    Duration

    2.5 Hours

Tour Details

Price

Gratuity-based 

Duration

2.5 Hours

Distance

3 km / 1.5 mile walk

Meeting Location

Victoria Cenotaph by the B.C Parliament Buildings. Your guide will be holding a red umbrella

Group Size

5 - 25

Ages

All ages

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in, and if nature calls, head below the Visitor’s Centre, past the Prince of Whales sales desk for restrooms
  • Our tour is wheelchair-friendly, but be ready for some alternative routes
  • The tour is best enjoyed by those who are comfortable with extended periods of walking and standing.
  • We love to welcome walk-ins if we have space, so feel free to drop by! But for a guaranteed spot and smoother planning, we recommend booking online. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate school groups or large parties on this tour, but we’d love to arrange a private tour just for you.

Tickets

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Email & Mobile Tickets Accepted

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Inner Harbor!
  • Marvel at the magnificent BC Legislature Building
  • Take in the timeless beauty of the elegant Empress Hotel
  • Uncover the hidden gems of Bastion Square, the heart of Boomtown
  • Discover the magic of Fan Tan and Dragon Alley in the oldest Chinatown in Canada

What’s Included

  • A friendly, local English-speaking guide brimming with passion for Victoria’s rich history.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience with your awesome fellow guests—something you’ll cherish forever.
  • Personal recommendations for the best food, entertainment, and nightlife.
  • Exclusive discounts on must-do experiences!

What to Bring

  • Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($30/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience!)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Secured camera
  • Appropriate clothing/umbrella for the always-changing weather
  • Your sense of adventure!

Important...

While we do accept walk-up participants, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred tour and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible.

Victoria Free Walking Tour - Overview

Embark on a genuine exploration of Victoria with Toonie Tours, where our Free Walking Tour isn’t your typical sightseeing venture—it’s an immersive invitation into the heart of the city. From stunning scenic views to captivating history and vibrant culture, we capture all that makes Victoria special. As you stroll through the city with your friendly, local guide, you’re not just an observer; you’re part of Victoria’s ongoing story!

Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a family on vacation, or a local rediscovering your city’s charm, Toonie Tours promises a Victoria experience like no other. With resonant stories, captivating moments, and a personal touch, this journey is one you’ll remember.

Come join us, and let the streets of Victoria unveil their tales, one step at a time, and always in good company.

 

Get the Lay of the Land

Welcome to the city! Our tour is the ideal way to kick off your first day, helping you get acquainted with must-see neighborhoods and points of interest. Let’s make sure you start your exploration on the perfect note.

 

 

Explore with Good Company

We believe that meeting new people is one of the most exciting aspects of travel. Our tour brings together a wonderfully diverse group—from locals to travelers, those with different budgets, and people from all corners of the world. Join us and become a part of this vibrant tapestry of diversity and fun!

 

 

Friendly, Passionate, Award-Winning Guides

We know that we have the best of the best taking you out on tour. Our tips-based model rewards and retains the best performing guides in the industry. Come see for yourself!

 

 

Personalized Recommendations & Travel Tips

Our friendly, local guides are bursting with awesome suggestions to amp up your trip, and they’re excited to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to pick their brains and let the adventure begin!

 

 

Affordable On Any Budget

Guess what? You’re in control! With our tips-based tour, you get to decide the price for your awesome experience. Whether you’re on a budget or throwing around bills like confetti, we appreciate your gratuities, big or small.

 

 

Pressed for Time? We’ve Got You Covered

Dive right into the ultimate city experience with our 2.5 hour tour—jam-packed with all the highlights to give you the most bang for your buck. Let’s make the most of your time and create some fantastic memories together.

Why Toonie Tours

Unbeatable Value, Always.

Your time and money are valuable, especially while traveling. We totally get that. That's why we're your go-to choice for tours. Join our risk-free, Free Walking Tour where you get to decide the price for your awesome experience that’s jam-packed with captivating information, beautiful sights, and local tips delivered by one of our top-notch guides. They're real pros, perfecting their craft daily, fueled by real feedback from awesome folks like you who appreciate the value of tips-based experiences.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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Julia

“We had a great tour experience with our tour guide Forrest! He gave us history, facts, photos, sites, and scary stories that my husband still talks about to this day. The walk was easy and went by super quickly! Thank you Forrest and Toonie Tours!”

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Laura

“We had an AWESOME tour of Victoria today with our guide Sarah! She was funny, knowledgeable and fantastically friendly. We learnt a tonne of info we would've completely missed otherwise, and she was completely open to all questions. We had a blast, and will definitely look out for more of these tours as we travel to more cities. Thank you for a brilliant experience!”

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Safaria

“Stephen was brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm about beautiful historic Victoria. He made everyone on our tour - there were nine of us -- feel welcome and special. We made at least thirteen stops to everything from hidden gems to grand architecture to charming alleys, and throughout he built up a nail-biting story from Victoria's past (complete with photo aids) revealing it all once we arrived at the gorgeous market square. The tour was so well -organized and planned. I'd do it again!”

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Angiel

“Great walking tour of Victoria with Nathan. Made extra effort to get the group to make friends. The tour was relaxed and informative and gave us a good orientation of the city. Thank you for introducing us to the city.”

A Brand You Can Trust

  • Toured Over 35,000 World-Wide Friends Since 2018

  • 2000+ 5-star Review

  • Award Winning Tour & Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Look for the red umbrella around the tour start location. If you don’t see it from there, unfortunately we’re not able to connect you with your guide once the tour has departed.

Yes! We accept cash, credit cards, and all foreign currencies. Alternatively, you may send a paypal or e-transfer to payments@toonietours.ca with a note for which guide it’s for. Thank you!

Yes! However, please note that there will be sections where stairs are required.

Parking can be found at Beacon Hill Park for free! Please note it is a 10-15 min walk to the start location.

Yes! There are ATMs at our midway stop and final stop.

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