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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
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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” (152 reviews)
“dim sum” (34 reviews)
“chinese food” (27 reviews)
Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for some chinese food and the order was ready in 5 minutes and was delicious.Great spot to eat, buy baking or just brouse. Very charming and very friendly.

Thank caribartist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a large area, mostly just a short section of a street. Has a very small alley - fan tan - which is very narrow and worth going through. If you are looking for Chinese restaurants this is the place but be aware...More

Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Victoria’s Chinatown is very small and compact. There appear to be many restaurants and shops, as well as Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Victoria.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love our Chinatown, it's only a short street but it's packed with lots of amazing restaurants, grocery stores and novelty shops. Go for dim sum at Don Mee's then take a walk down fan tan alley! It's awesome there!

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing exciting and nothing unique here. But it has a story and legacy that make it with the quick visit as it it not huge. Archway is very intricate and more ornate than most i have seen

Thank Zarfman
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Sop and hear the chimes on the front entrance to the street Its a clean place and friendly place lots of diners and eatery's

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Took a stroll through Chinatown, mainly to check out the spots said to be haunted by an aggressive ghost in Fan Tan Alley. No ectoplasm, but some nice decorative charm and a few well placed restaurants. Beware of the occasional homeless who give directions and...More

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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
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!!! 🙁