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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and lots of little shops and restaurants.
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  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
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“fan tan alley” (153 reviews)
“dim sum” (34 reviews)
“chinese food” (27 reviews)
Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Chinatown in downtown Victoria BC is a wonderful experience to casually wander through, especially to venture in to the culinary delights of truly great Chinese food on a grand scale.

Thank For1Guy
Reviewed 4 days ago

To really enjoy the hustle bustle of this (small) Chinatown you want to go when shops are open. Unfortunately we went too early and missed the shopping but saw the wonderful architecture walking through town.

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very visually beautiful. The gate is a unmissable landmark. Annoyed that it seems the lower half has turned into a hipster den, with modern styled cafes and juice bars.

Thank sonyaandfam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Get out of the car and walk around to find hidden gems. Lots of shops from food to gifts and plenty of parking.

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great shops and restaurants, grocery stores high quality products with excellent prices. Quaint eclectic shops with amazing finds

Thank June E
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Walked through Victoria Chinatown which was not impressive compared to other cities, however had a nice Asian/chinese style entrance into the area to mark the perimeters. Basically two streets. Ate at Ocean Garden Restaurant located on the main corner cross streets. Food was passable, but...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Some great shopping choices in Chinatown. Next visit will plan to do tea in Chinatown rather than the overpriced Empress. Really enjoyed shopping at the Silk Road tea store.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Lots of food shops selling chines food and stuff. Small street and can be covered in 10-15 minutes. Walking distance from most of the attractions or cover it on bicycle.

Thank Gagan_Gupta_1975
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Victoria's Chinatown is said to be the oldest in Canada. At one time it was strictly Chinese (due to enforced segregation - read Emily Carr's books for a glimpse). These days it is a truly mixed bag. Gone are the opium dens, but the tunnels...More

Thank casjazz
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A great way to spend an afternoon...Fan Tan Alley Gifts,Foo Hong's restaurant,all of the markets...the sights and sounds of China in 2 blocks...

Thank MD J
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16 January 2018|
Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
J and J Wonton Noodle Shop, but it’s not in Chinatown, it’s up on Fort Street
candace g
9 April 2017|
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Response from pegdick | Reviewed this property |
The first thing we always do in a new city is take the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We came on the Clipper ship and walked about 4 blocks to the Fairmont Empress Hotel.....the main bus stop is right in front.. Chinatown is one of... More
13 December 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
There are no set closing times for the Chinatown or downtown Victoria businesses. It is up to the individual companies. Professional offices, government offices will be closed earlier than restaurants, stores, bars, etc. You... More