Facts and History

Victoria was settled back in 1842 and a lot of important history has happened since. We know everyone isn't a history buff so we have curated interesting and colourful stories of the city's past. 

Victoria is on the land of the Lekwungen people and our guides are honoured to know a local family who teaches us their history of living in Victoria. 

We will tell you how Victoria was settled through the Hudson Bay company and the buildings that still exist today are some of the oldest in Canada. There are many heritage buildings in old Victoria which means the architecture can never be changed and this part of downtown will look the same every time you come back. 

Our history isn't all a fairy tale of this beautiful city and we will tell you the truth about some important facts that will leave you thinking deeply about how our culture has changed in the last 150 years. Our guides are proud to be from Victoria and each one will have a few extra and interesting details to add along the way