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 2021 Covid Advisory
  Effective 1 July – 31 December 2021

  Please contact each heritage organizations directly to get current        2021 information for operating times, programming, and Covid             protocols.

  Note: Website listings are for 2020. We regret that individual listings on          this website cannot be updated in 2021 due to the impacts of changing            Covid public health regulations.        


Heritage Tours

Quick Links: Cemetery Walking Tours | Parliament Buildings (Legislature Tours) | Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd. | Victorian Garden Tours Ltd. | Architectural Walking Tours |

This listing updated 18 June 2021
Please contact organization for current 2021 information

Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria
PO Box 50004, RPO Fairfield Plaza
Victoria BC V8S 5L8

Tours: 2:00 pm every Sunday of each month (except January), at various heritage cemeteries in the Capital Regional District. The majority of the tours are at Ross Bay Cemetery, and have a different topic each Sunday. Donations for tours are $2.00 for members and $5.00 for the general public; all monies raised are used to assist in the preservation of the cemeteries.

Membership: Single $30/year. Family (two or more family members in the same household): $45/year. Student: $20/year. Membership fees include a discount on the weekly tours, an annual subscription to "Stone Cuttings" the bimonthly Old Cemeteries Society newsletter, as well as advance notification of tours, lectures and other activities.

Promotes interest in local history and appreciation of the heritage value of cemeteries through tours for school children and the general public, combats cemetery vandalism through education, does historical research, monument restoration, cleaning and conservation not covered by the perpetual care agreements, if any, with heritage cemeteries in the Victoria region. Donations are gratefully accepted; the OCS is a Registered Charitable Organization and will issue an Income Tax receipt for donations over $10.00.

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This listing updated 12 July 2021
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501 Belleville Street - Inner Harbour
For more information, please visit

Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings and surrounding areas are located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen people. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's Legislative Assembly.

Summer 2021:
Between July 2 and September 6, we are pleased to offer free guided tours of the Parliament Buildings. Tours are offered seven days a week and run regularly between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Free tickets are distributed on the front driveway on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are limited in size to allow for proper social distancing during the tour. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Visitors are also welcome to visit the Gift Shop or to enjoy a meal in the Legislative Dining Room (weekdays only).

Please visit the website for the most up-to-date visitor information.

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This listing updated 17 June 2021
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Victoria Harbour

Daily: March 1 - October 31. Hours vary; peak season (May through September): 11 am - 9 pm.
Tours approximately every 20 minutes during shoulder and peak seasons.

Harbour Tours - Adults: $30; Seniors: $28; Children: $15; Students: $28; hops from $7.50;
Gorge Tour - Adults $30; Seniors: $30; Children: $15; Students: $28;

Victoria Harbour is world renowned for its bustling traffic and unique waterways. Victoria Harbour Ferry tours are equally renowned for their friendly skippers and fun, informative tours. Hop aboard a ferry to see Victoria and some of its heritage sites from the water. Look for the distinctive "FERRY STOP" signs at major waterfront locations around the harbour.
Enjoy a 45 minute harbour tour or 55 minute Gorge Cruise. Book your tour online at or call (250) 514-9794 for your water taxi.

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This listing updated 18 June 2021
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Suspended for the 2021 season

Enjoy meditative garden videos, with jazz musician Miles Black
links available on the website:

Year-round narrated guided tours of Victoria's public and private gardens. Gardens that can be toured include turn of the century gardens, heritage rose gardens, Japanese style gardens and private gardens that have gained recognition for their unique west coast garden style. Learn about Victoria's colourful past as you visit these wonderful gardens. You can even meet the spirit of Emily Carr and join her for tea. Complimentary transportation, umbrellas, and personalized service provided.

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This listing updated 23 June 2021
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The Architectural Institute of British Columbia will not be conducting architectural walking tours of Victoria in 2021.

To learn more about the walking tours and view the latest information about them, visit To receive communications when we begin scheduling tours again, email

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