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Infiltration Forums > Canada: Alberta / BC > Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.(Viewed 1502125 times)
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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2720 on 8/31/2009 1:53 AM >
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Posted by SourDiesel
ok so i know the empress hotel has been talked about a few times and explored by many i havent really gone there myself looking for much. i have poked around a bit but nothing to exciting, any way im supposed to be given full access to anywhere in the building within the next few weeks to month " thanks to a unnamed source of the empress administrative staff" anyway is there anywhere you guys would recommend going in there? i mainly want to check out the basement area and some of the older things threwout the building, but from what ive seen its the basement where i want to be, hopefully i will have a new camera by then because i broke my last one draining... any tips idea's or good area's to go would be awesome thanks

SD


See if you can talk your way into one of those $75 cups of tea.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2721 on 8/31/2009 2:05 AM >
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haha ill see what i can do but if im paying 75$ for a cup a tea it better not have a handle on it and i better be treated like royalty lol



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2722 on 8/31/2009 5:53 PM >
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And don't forget them watercress sandwiches.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2723 on 9/2/2009 8:36 PM >
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late lastnight NinjaKlutz and i went on another exploration this time in what i believe is the cook st chasm the night was somewhat of a rough start due to a B&E close to where we met, which led to us being stoped and questioned, i guess its weird to want to go for a walk at 3am anyway once we got down into the drain we went north to where we came to a small set of stairs we continued on to a large coned chamber there was a small back breaker that continued on from this point we followed it down a little bit but it pretty much came to an end, we started to head back got to the point where we entered but decided to continue on south for a bit to see where it took us we hit a larger set of stairs( i believe they are the ones in the pic) as we coninued on we came to an intersection where the drain turned into a big RCP probably around 5ft (see the pic's of NinjaKlutz we followed this down for awhile but turned back because it continued on for a long time and it was almost 5. my pictures are pretty poor quality due to my camera being broken from the last drain i was in (i can't see any pic's i take) but i believe NK has some more better quality photos.
pleasure exploring with you NK we must go again sometime
thought i would share with everyone

thanks SD



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2724 on 9/3/2009 2:54 AM >
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Thank you Metawaffle! This just made my day!



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2725 on 9/3/2009 5:30 PM >
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The under the garden city secret tunnels....... this thread is way off topic, as there are no more secret tunnels.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2726 on 9/3/2009 8:57 PM >
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the "secret tunnel's" may not be secret for some but for thos of us who dont know where they are they still are sort of a secret or atleast getting into them is secret now im not asking how to get in or where to go because i wouldn't mind finding them on my own like said by many finding them is half the fun, and some of us start by going into drains reading this thread going to the archives or talking to people, from what ive read this thread has gone off topic many times and has gone back on many times anyway for thos of us that are new this thread is very helpful and i dont see how its gone very far off topic. but with that said im sure it will be back on topic soon enuf

SD



We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.

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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2727 on 9/3/2009 11:51 PM >
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And thank you, KK.

I think Bootleg was joking.
Now, the Cook Street Chasm. Lots of fun.
That big chamber was thoroughly awesome. Personally, i thought the backbreaker was quite cool.
Here's something interesting i've noticed: the sheer inaccuracy of Victoria's drain maps. I mean, they don't just have a wrong manhole location missing here or there. They have entire DRAINS missing on some maps! But the biggest inaccuracies seem to be on the size listings. For instance, my 2003 map shows the Dallas drain to be bigger than the Burrow of the Beast, despite being a near backbreaker! My 2003 map says one drain is a "TUNNEL DRAIN", yet another map in UVic library shows no drain at all!
Anyways, one of my maps showed the Dallas system connecting to the Cook street System and a tunnel drain from the inner harbour, too. My newer map didn't say so; it said the cook street chasm was only 3.5 feet tall, was separated by 10 feet of rock from the north end of the Dallas drain. An old 1966 map said there was concrete pipes under Cook Street, but the map was vague and not too clear to know for sure.
Soooo.......this is what we found.
We're pretty sure the Chasm hooks up (via a 3 footer offshoot RCP we saw) to a large drain which drains into the Harbour. Then, going south, when the brick ended, we got to a very large concrete pipe.....by now we had already gone well past the supposed "gap" that was shown on my 2003 map.......and the concrete pipe just kept on going, and going, and going, and going......and i realized we were quite well into the northern section of the Dallas drain, and were already in a section that all of my maps agree is walkable......it was so long, we just had to turn back, because we were running out of time-daybreak soon!
So, while i still have a bit of "mop-up" searching left to do, i'm pretty damn sure that, if you were willing to crawl a (very short) 3 footer section, you could totally walk from Downtown to Dallas Road, or head up north onto cook street, underground, uninterrupted.
Which means this system is considerably longer than the Burrow of the Beast.
That's pretty punk, ain't it????
Anyways, a great pleasure to explore with you, SourDiesel. You rock!

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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2728 on 9/5/2009 7:33 AM >
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Anyone checked out the cable splicing that Telus is doing around town so they can compete with Shaw for internet?
There's lots of open manholes and friendly workers who have no problem letting people have a brief peek.
The spaces are relatively large and full of neat stuff that's worth a quick glimpse.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2729 on 9/8/2009 6:45 AM >
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Finally got around to doing the "mop-up" work last night on the Dallas-Cook Chasm-Downtown drain- system.
Sure enough, i was wrong.
The drain that flows into the inner harbour does NOT connect to the Cook Street Chasm. Contrary to some maps, there is definitely a gap, unfortunately.
That means you cannot walk from Downtown to Dallas underground, uninterrupted.
However, the Chasm DOES connect to the Dallas system.
The Dallas- C.S.C. system--yep, it connects, there's only a very short section in the northern part of the Dallas system that i haven't been in, and all of my maps unanimously 100% agree that that section is walkable (which, after physically seeing both ends of that section, also does physically look surefire obvious). And it's still longer than the Burrow of the Beast.
And honestly, if you were really die-hard, and wanted to be underground as much as possible.....it's only like, a one and a half block aboveground dash from the downtown drain the to D/C.S.C.

RE: Just wanted to follow up on that post.......just so as not to sound like some arrogant kid posting incorrect and exaggerated claims about the drains.
After all, that's what the TunnelsTM are for!
Hope y'all had a nice Labour Day.
Skool.
*sigh*




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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2730 on 9/8/2009 7:20 AM >
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Wait a second.
Just now--suddenly realized a serious error in how i conducted the "mop-up" checks of last night.
If anybody is even bothering to read this,
suspend belief in what i said in my last post.
My original post with the photos--that may just very well be correct.
It was a simple and basic mistake.
I'm going to have to go back another night and re-check to see if the D/C.S.C. connects to the drain that outflows into the Harbour. And for good measure, it's probably worth the hassle to explore that particular drain sometime. It's probably an interesting drain, too.
This is embarrassing!
But error realized......maybe it is possible to walk from Downtown to Dallas underground. It would definitely explain the 3 footer i encountered in the C.S.C. Wouldn't that be cool?
Who knows?
Kinda busy with other priorities now......will get answer......sooner or later.
Pardon the....thinking out loud.
Re:
Skool. Math. Thinking.
*sigh*






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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2731 on 9/8/2009 10:53 PM >
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hmm that sounds interesting nk im going to have to check that one out aswell anywho let me know if you plan on going back down and would like some company.

SD

Edit: i was thinking of going back down the csc with my longboard to go down that big RCP


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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.

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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2732 on 9/9/2009 3:46 AM >
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You could use your longboard..........but that RCP was quite walkable, i thought............and remember, you'd end up in the brick Dallas sector quite soon, back into the deeper water.....
Yeah.
Let's do it, SD. Soon.
But. Priorities First.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2733 on 9/9/2009 11:34 PM >
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Posted by NinjaKlutz

But. Priorities First.


school always comes first!



We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.

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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2734 on 9/10/2009 1:26 AM >
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No, not school. I mean UE priorities!
Duh!!!



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2735 on 9/10/2009 1:45 AM >
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Posted by NinjaKlutz
No, not school. I mean UE priorities!
Duh!!!


Stay in school, fool.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2736 on 9/12/2009 5:07 PM >
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Well, i ain't got nuttin' 'gainst school.
NK's staying in skool.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2737 on 9/14/2009 7:34 PM >
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OK so I have been reading this forum for about 2 months now and i am finally going to post something. I heard about the Vic Secret Tunnels a looong time ago but i thought it was a load of crap until i googled it and came across this.
I would go explore things myself because i LOVE secret stuff and old buildings, however i have some serious arachnaphobia and im a little clusterphobic.
I saw some of the spider pictures you guys have put up, and ill stay the hell away from those places, thanks.
the whole secret tunnel thing facinates me though, like, where are they, do they actually exist? ( not that im expecting anyone who knows to tell me)
anyways, I can imagine the city of victoria just LOVES you guys creepin around drains at night.



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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2738 on 9/14/2009 7:56 PM >
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Posted by pandar
OK so I have been reading this forum for about 2 months now and i am finally going to post something. I heard about the Vic Secret Tunnels a looong time ago but i thought it was a load of crap until i googled it and came across this.
I would go explore things myself because i LOVE secret stuff and old buildings, however i have some serious arachnaphobia and im a little clusterphobic.
I saw some of the spider pictures you guys have put up, and ill stay the hell away from those places, thanks.
the whole secret tunnel thing facinates me though, like, where are they, do they actually exist? ( not that im expecting anyone who knows to tell me)
anyways,I can imagine the city of victoria just LOVES you guys creepin around drains at night.


what they dont know, wont hurt, as long as nobody knows your down there theres no problem.
problems start when people start randomly popping out of manholes in random area's or when manhole cover's are left off *frowns*
Anyways i fully believe these tunnel's exist along with many other type's of tunnels under this city, although i havent found much yet im working on it and one day hope i will find some of these mysterious entrances.
woot for searching threw the rugged archives

either way welcome

SD





We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.

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Re: Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels.
<Reply # 2739 on 9/14/2009 8:22 PM >
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definatley!
obviously what you guys do involves some serious stealth, but don't you think city workers look at this stuff?
ive wondered that the entire time ive been reading this!



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