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Victoria, British Columbia Walking tours

Our most recommended Victoria, British Columbia Walking tours

Victoria: Downtown Food and City Tour

1. Victoria: Downtown Food and City Tour

Get out and about in downtown Victoria for an artisan food guided walking tour. Meet up with your local guide and get the in-the-know secrets of the foodie scene. Make several stops as you sightsee around the town, tasting delicious snacks and sampling local wines. First, meet inside the Steamship Terminal Building to begin your tour with a light snack. Stroll past the most iconic building of Victoria's inner harbor, and learn the history of the Empress Hotel and Legislature building. Make stops at 7 different foodie locations, and taste anything from Artisan wine from British Columbian wineries to unique Korean corn dogs. Try the halloumi kale salad, and sample some delicious cheese samples from the infamous cheese bistro. Don't worry, at the end, delight in a local dessert of decadent chocolate paired with fresh macarons.

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

2. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

3. Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact the tour provider if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

4. Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

Discover the history and dining scene of the oldest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour with a local guide. Explore traditional restaurants and try authentic tacos, craft beer, a wide variety of Chinese food, and more. Start your tour off at the bustling Victoria Public Market where you'll get to taste the farm-to-table soup and authentic Italian arancini. Then, emerge into Chinatown and listen as your guide talks about the neighborhood's long-standing history. Stop at the Chinese Public School and work your way down the bustling Fisgard Street. Along the way, try a traditionally-baked Char Sui bun. You'd also get to enjoy a savory pork bun and visit Maiiz Nixtamel for authentic tacos. Next, savor a delightful fresh pastry before passing through the infamous Fan Tan Alley. Venture further down to Lower Johnson Street for some fried dumplings before ending your tour at Whistle Buoy Brewery to sip on craft beer or soda.

Victoria: Chocolate and Churches Foodie Walking Tour

5. Victoria: Chocolate and Churches Foodie Walking Tour

Known for it's historic chocolate shops, bean-to-bar chocolate makers, and vast amount of bakeries, Victoria is a city that loves chocolate. The tour also explores historic ecclesiastical architecture and visits three places of worship including St. Andrew's Presbyterian church, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral. A tour perfect for history buffs or chocoholics. Meet your guide at the historic Steamship Terminal Building then stroll along the waterfront learning more about the history of downtown Victoria. Then visit Roger's Chocolates, Canada's oldest and most haunted chocolate shop. Here the tour samples a variety of their chocolate treats, including their original Victoria Cream. Then walk to Government Street and visit Chocolats Favoris, a traditional French chocolatier that is famous for its rich variety of chocolate fondues and dipped ice cream cones. Bon Macaron is next on the tour, where you can sample two chocolate-infused macarons. Then, take a break, and wander by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, founded in 1890, and was built to look like a gothic Scottish castle. Continue to Christ Church Cathedral and see where Winston Churchill laid a stone for the church's north tower in 1929. After strolling along the city's oldest cemetery, the tour visits a gorgeous Catholic cathedral built in 1893. Afterward, indulge in more chocolate samples including a surprise savory mole sauce, a rich Dutch chocolate pastry, handmade chocolate truffles, and a decadent drinking chocolate.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

The tour was so interesting and informative. It was a really great way to experience many different types of food while seeing so many hidden gems in Victoria. I was traveling alone and this was a great way to see some sites, eat some amazing local food (which I went back to later!) and meet really cool travellers at the same time!

Andy was great and so was the tour. He has about 18 vendors on his list and he rotates daily to 7 or 8 of them. All we visited were terrific and we were very full at the end - just a salad for dinner, thanks! Highly recommended !!!!!!!

Andy was a great tour guide. He's very passionate about food and history which is translated well into the tour. We had a good selection of foods and enjoyed a nice walk downtown Victoria on a beautiful day!

Excellent time spent sampling different foods and interesting historical information of the area. Highly recommend

Finished full of interesting food, local historical facts, and people encounters.