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 cities 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 fund raiser with the money used to help with its restoration and education programs at Ross Bay Cemetery.
Scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30, with an extra tour at 9 p.m. Oct 28 and 29, the often quickly sold out tickets cost $32 in advance and can only be booked through Tourism Victoria at 250 953 2033 or www.tourismvictoria.com/ghosts.