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

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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501 Belleville Street - Inner Harbour
For more information, please visit

Come and discover the history of the province, witness the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings, and learn about parliamentary democracy. Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open year round. Please call the Parliamentary Tour Office for information about the daily tour schedule, or reserve a group tour online. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Parliamentary Gift Shop, enjoy a meal in the Parliamentary Dining Room, and observe debates in the public galleries when the House is in session. We look forward to your visit!

Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visitors are welcome to join a free public tour or to explore the building on their own self-guided tour. Guided tours begin passed security screening in the Lower Rotunda and are offered regularly throughout the day.

Summer Hours (May long weekend - Labour Day)
Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays, visitors are welcome to join a free public tour or to explore the building on their own self-guided tour. On weekends or holidays, visitors must join a free public tour or reserve a group tour in order to enter the Parliament Buildings. Guided tours depart several times per hour.

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Inner Harbour

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

Harbour Tours - Adults: $22; Seniors: $20; Children: $10; Students: $20; hops from $5;
Gorge Tour - Adults $26; Seniors: $24; Children: $14; Students: $24;

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 60 minute Gorge Cruise.

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250-380-2797 for reservations

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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$10 per person.

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia conducts walking tours of Victoria in July and August. Tours take you through Victoria's downtown core including James Bay, Chinatown and Fort Victoria! Most tours begin in front of Tourism Victoria Information Centre on Wharf Street. To learn more about the tours and book visit
or e-mail to

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