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Chinatown

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Address: Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and...

Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and lots of little shops and restaurants.

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Gives the feeling of China.

Very fun to walk around and look at the China-inspired buildings. A lot to see. Definitely gives a feeling of China. Beautiful.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the oldest Chinatown, but it is very small. Nevertheless, it is extremely fascinating to see how this culture has stayed amidst a surrounding of Victoria. Lovely little shops, and Fantan Alley leads straight into it. Also! If you're a hungry traveler, the grocery stores have great prices on fruit and veggies as opposed to the thrifties.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun to walk around and look at the China-inspired buildings. A lot to see. Definitely gives a feeling of China. Beautiful.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like it, a lot of things to see and buy. People are friendly also. Prices are good and the food awsome.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know that this is Canada's oldest Chinatown and it's actually a nice one, but I originate from Toronto and that city has a great Chinatown. This one is small and cute, but it's really a tourist attraction. No fancy gates in TO's Chinatown, just hard working people trying to earn a living with great food and shopping. I liked... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an active vibrant community shopping district. A number of the heritage buildings have been renovated, most buildings are well maintained. Downtown shopping district is growing this direction, there is a number of renovations and infill commercial and residential buildings to see

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've been to San Francisco Chinatown, this will come off as Chinatown gone miniature even though this is advertised as the largest Chinatown in Canada. The draw? Many restaurants to pick from.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love getting all those things you cant get anywhere else. My only complaint is Victoria's Chinatown is not large enough

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't worry about allowing lots of time to wonder thru the area, you get a feel for the area quickly. The overhead dragons are the most interesting thing announcing you to the area. The shops are all the same with their ornaments. Make sure you try one of the restaurants, definitely worth it.

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see, lots to do, great food and a vibrant `hood. Always bring visitors for a stroll, either for dim sum, or honey buns, organic and fair trade chocolate in Fan Tan Alley, cool funky stores of all sorts...it never disappoints! Love the house numbers in Fan Tan Alley (feels like a Harry Potter scene)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Some very nice selections for Dim sum and prices are reasonable. There are good choices and prices are moderate.

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