Cemeteries are to Halloween what souls are to people who believe in an afterlife.
And that’s why the Old Cemeteries Society Of Victoria’s special Ghost Bus-tours slated for the nights leading up to Halloween night are such a big hit.
Put on and narrated by historian and ghost expert John Adams on behalf of the society, the two-hour tours have never in their 18-year history failed to be among the most popular Halloween activities in Victoria.
Each year offers a different ghostly route exploring the region’s well- and lesser-known ghost haunts, Adams said.
Done in the comfort of a coach, the tours include two stops that give participants a chance to try some on-the-spot ghost hunting for themselves, said Adams.
The Ghost Bus-tours are the Old Cemeteries Society’s biggest fundraiser.
The tours are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30, with an extra tour slated for 9 p.m. on Oct 28 and 29. Tickets cost $32 in advance and can be booked through Tourism Victoria at 250-953-2033 or www.tourismvictoria.com/ghosts.