Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today's Groupon: for $33, you get two tickets to the Haunted Victoria Ghost Tour (a $69.44 value, including HST) from CVS Cruise Victoria. Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
CVS Cruise Victoria's tour guides resurrect Victoria's haunted history during evening slinks through cemeteries, homes, and other haunted plots. Mavens of the macabre transport passengers to Pioneer Square, Victoria's first cemetery, whose faded tombstones date back to 1855 and are guarded by the ghosts of powdered wigs. Tours then approach the spectre-soaked Helmcken House, one of the oldest abodes in British Columbia, and at Bastion Square guests disembark from the motor coach to patrol the city's sinister former gallows. Jump rope with tendrils of fog at Victoria's largest cemetery, Ross Bay Cemetery, whose winding pathways meander past some of the province's most renowned residents. Along the way, tour guides impart tales of hauntings, apparitions, and other paranormal occurrences. Tours involve some walking, and CVS Cruise Victoria provides umbrellas during inclement weather and sudden downpours of ectoplasm.
CVS Cruise Victoria
Though CVS Cruise Victoria's fleet of biofuel-powered coaches are adept at getting passengers from point A to point B, they do even more. Besides making regular trips to tourist-friendly sites in the city, the company’s multitalented drivers also narrate sightseeing tours of picturesque and interesting spots endemic to Victoria's history. During the daily Butchart Gardens tour, for instance, drivers fill passengers in on the gardens’ background story before letting them wander its stone paths and foliage-lined streams for two hours. Passengers on the 90-minute deluxe Victoria city tour get to know the city by visiting Old Town, Chinatown, Antique Row, and other iconic spots. Beyond trips for the public, the company’s 29- to 56-seat motorcoaches also provide private charter service to events ranging from sports games to multiday excursions to the grocery store.
811 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8