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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fan tan alley” (133 reviews)
“dim sum” (32 reviews)
“chinese food” (25 reviews)
Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the Harmony gates to the baskets of veggies, it's a must visit spot. Lots of great restaurants. The best war won ton soup ever. Delicious. You have to walk down Fan Tan Alley, to view all the quaint shops.

Thank NancyMarie10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very small section of Victoria. Lots of places to eat and shop. Lovely old buildings. Worth a visit.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 4 days ago

A short 5 - 10 minute walk up Government Street from the Visitor Center and you are at the Chinatown Gateway on Fisgard Street. Nice to see, but the district is really small with only a few interesting shops and you will see the ducks...More

Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only is this my favorite place to go in downtown Victoria, but it is also my favorite Chinatown of all the ones I've been to. Great restaurants and shops. Love it!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Actually one of the more beautiful and scenic Chinatowns that I've visited. Make sure to also visit the Fan Tan Alley.

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a certain charm but can't compare to many other North American Chinatowns. A few restaurants, some very gaudy shops selling souvenirs but not much else. I love Toronto's five Chinatowns so make a point ov visiting Chinatowns in every city I visit....if there...More

Thank busyeater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently Canada's oldest Chinatown, it probably doesn't compare to the Chinatowns in Vancouver, San Francisco, or New York. It's interesting to spend a little time walking through the streets and alleys, but there's nothing unique if you've seen any of the similar sites in the...More

Thank 4mr1811
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. Lots of shops and restaurants in the area. Very impressive. Visit it on the Big Bus tour.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Fan Tan Cafe and their meals were delicious and very reasonably priced. Their chicken fried rice and wonton soup were top notch.

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a casual stroll, not too far from the downtown Inner Harbour area & easy to find. Not too large, however a historic site, also has a few good restaurants.

Thank sashakeena
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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!!! 🙁