Discover the Past

1689 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7 1689 Government Street, Victoria Directions
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very informative
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Excellent tour with very knowledgable guide. A must do!
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Great tour guide. I live in Victoria but still learned so much. Would highly recommend. I will return.
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This is a great business. Always is a wonderful, informative discovery walk. I have learned so much on the walks. I highly recommend it.
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We had an excellent time. The Adams are very knowledgeable of Victoria.
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The four of us took in "History of China Town". Excellent guide, very interesting and full of knowledge which he was more than willing to share. Would go again in a moment!
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A great tour. High
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John Adams is a great tour guide very knowledgeable. Had an informative tour!
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Wonderful experience. Extremely interesting.
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Great tour. Definitely recommended. Extremely passionate tour guide!
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Victoria-based Discover the Past features father-and-son team John and Chris Adams and their team of professional guides and storytellers who lead tour-goers through Victoria’s Old Town, Chinatown, and Heritage neighbourhoods. During January and February, they offer ten different tours on a rotating schedule: Victoria’s Story (in English and in French), Smugglers and Rum Runners, Fernwood Heritage, Rockland Mansions, James Bay Waterfront, Jewish Victoria, Chinese New Year, Love Stories and Scandals, and Saloons and Sex. Tours are held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

John, one of Victoria's leading historians, Chris, a member of the Victoria Storytellers' Guild, and the other talented guides weave fascinating historical facts with engaging stories about colorful local figures and events on each tour. On the Rum Runners and Smugglers tour, for instance, they discuss why Victoria was the centre of opium processing for all of North America until 1908 and highlight Johnny Schnarr, who smuggled booze in boats he customized with airplane engines. The Scandals, Saloons, and Sex tour reveals the secrets of Johnson Street, the former red-light district.

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