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Chinatown

Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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“fan tan alley”(153 reviews)
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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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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always been a fan of chinatowns and although this is not a huge one, it is really worth a visit. Lots of nooks and crannies and some exciting and unusual delicacies here.

Thank Xanerin
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went through as part of our tour bus. It was interesting to see. If it had not been raining so hard, most likely would of jumped off bus and had a look around. Maybe next time we go to Vancouver.

Thank anthonyvU5474HT
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to Chinatown in Vancouver, Chicago and San Francisco and hoped it might rival those but size and atmosphere left much to be desired and very overrated.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chinatown in Victoria is the oldest Chinatown in the country. Lots of shops, restaurants, parking is a bit tight as most places downtown but you can find a spot if you are patient. The food, oh my god, the food. Pretty much any place you...More

2  Thank snowywaste
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some interesting history, it would probably be good to be shown the highlights of this area by a knowledgeable local guide. Some brick buildings 100 or so years old and a few restaurants.

Thank joshua b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Victoria has one of the oldest chinatown. I love the carved dragon and sense of history. Walking in the footsteps of so many.while looking at all the food stalls/shops.

Thank globegirl64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good visit in Chinatown. Great restaurants and shops nearby. Drop by Fantan Alley. Amazing!

Thank banzai888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No where near as big as, say, Vancouver's; but that shouldn't be a surprise. Does have all the necessary components: fresh vegetables in front of stores, ribald colours and exotic script on the store signs, a traditional medicine store, and atmosphere.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice walking visit. Shopping and eating available. We parked near by and enjoyed a couple hours.

Thank 683DavidL683
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the biggest Chinatown in Canada, but could be the prettiest. The stunning gate is worth a visit and look on its own. And there are loads of Asian restaurants, and lots of Chinese street furniture and decor. If you're hungry, this would...More

1  Thank BenLar137
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megwiley
17 January 2018|
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Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
J and J Wonton Noodle Shop, but it’s not in Chinatown, it’s up on Fort Street
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candace g
10 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
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MaliaAnderson
14 December 2016|
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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
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