Derek Ford


Discover the rich history and stunning architecture of downtown Victoria on a personalized guided walking tour with Derek Ford and MikeIngram, PPOC-BC Island Branch Chair as they take you on a three-hour journey from the Hotel Grand Pacific Hotel to China Town and back. Highlights include the iconic BC legislature, the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel, and the vibrant Market Square.

Immerse yourself in the culture of Canada’s oldest Chinatown and capture beautiful photographs along the way.

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience that combines history, architecture, and culture in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Date: Friday April 5, 2024

Time: 1:00-4:00pm


  • Meet at the Hotel Grand Pacific at 1:00pm
  • 3-hour walk through historic Victoria and China town
  • Learn about the culture and history of the area
  • Build your portfolio with harbour views, historic architecture, street photography, and many other subjects
  • Networking and fellowship with friends and colleagues

Bring: good walking shoes, rain jacket or umbrella, dress with layers, camera gear, light tripods etc.

Cost: Open to attendees holding full conference registration  – $75

Maximum: 20 participants


Photographs courtesy: Destination Victoria