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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The place we stayed while in Victoria was located in Chinatown and we really liked it. The neighborhood felt very safe and there were a lot of restaurants and shops to choose from.

Thank H H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our son and Canadian wife were our tour guides in their area if Vancouver Island when we visited for a holiday. We were so lucky to see all the sites including China Town. It is not a huge area like in Vancouver but much more...More

Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although very small, Victoria's Chinatown is worth seeing for its historical importance to the city as well as its charm. It's especially fun if, like us, you don't live in a city with a Chinatown. We enjoyed browsing through the shops, joining locals for a...More

Thank wego2places
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really a small Chinatown. I enjoyed the décor of the neighborhood but there isn't that much of an atmosphere. Maybe it has a lot to do with the fact that there are more white people in Chinatown then there are Asians. I didn't...More

Thank SirHoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being an overseas Chinese tourist, Chinatown tugs on my heartstrings whichever city it is that I visit. This quaint but clean is definitely not as bustling as it once was but has played its part in Victoria's development and history, It is still occupied by...More

Thank Benny053
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm used to large city Chinatowns, so you immediately notice it seems less crowded and cleaner, despite claiming to be the oldest in Canada. It is definitely walkable from as far as Victoria's inner harbour. The same rules apply: souvenir shops, grocery stores, old historic...More

Thank klew97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking around and taking in the atmosphere was great fun. Good place to shop, especially Fan Tan Alley.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second oldest Chinatown (after San Francisco) in Amerika. The architecture is nice, the atmosphere as well. The shops are not really special but it is worth to walk around and have a look.

Thank Klabautermann07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quaint ethnic town with gift shops and oriental props and resturants. Nice exterior decorations. Sidewalks can be crowded. Take the time to walk the Narrow Alley and touch the sides of the buildings.

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Empress Hotel to Chinatown. It is a typical Chinatown area, but it was not very large. We were there early, so we did not have a meal at one of the restaurants there.

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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
15 September 2016|
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Response from Daniel L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response but not really sure what a shade cat pendant is!!! 🙁