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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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Compact, but with so much going on

Our visit to Victoria, BC in late September of this year saw us staying at Swans Hotel & Brewpub, itself on the edge of Chinatown. We found this rather compact Chinatown to be a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you are in Victoria, you really should visit Chinatown. Lots of places to eat and shop. I really enjoyed the little shops. Because I spent 10 months working in Victoria, I visited Chinatown frequently. It may be small but I really think it's a lovely place to visit. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit to Victoria, BC in late September of this year saw us staying at Swans Hotel & Brewpub, itself on the edge of Chinatown. We found this rather compact Chinatown to be a busy and charming little place. Fan Tan Alley, in particular, was a fun experience, with its shops off of such a narrow entryway, and with many... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the authentic China Town in Vancouver I was disappointed with a short street with a few Asian themed businesses. Not much to see here and I wouldn't seek it out if short on time. The Chinese pagoda is worth a photo but spend your time around Government Street and Inner Harbour

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This another intersting location everyone should visit when coming to doowntown Victoria. Chinatown is small however great place for a stroll or take in one for the local restaurants. You can find some nice artistic paintings on some of the buildings.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually stay in a B&B or a hotel near the Victoria Clipper so I can walk to Chinatown. Easy to get to and you can purchase cheap fruit to take back to the hotel,

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown, Victoria, is small but mighty. It is a wonderful area full of interesting stores and restaurants. There are several historical alleys (Dragon, Fan Tan) to explore. There are historical plaques in several places to round out one's knowledge. The Chinese Gate of Harmonious Interest is not to be missed, especially when it's playing Chinese music.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to a chinatown so wasn't sure what to expect. It seemed to be just one long street with some chinese music playing at the entrance so I am afraid I didn't find it very interesting.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live in Chinatown in Toronto in the Village by the Grange, and I loved it. This is one place I would like to live. It is colourful, exotic, great food, my fav is Ocean Garden for Chinese food. There are more, great shopping for veggies and fruit. I go afterwards to the Spirit Botanicals (on Johnson St.)... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest Chinatowns in North America. It's not huge, but it's quite interesting, and always full of activity. Great vibe, and Fan Tan Alley is pretty cool. And yes, there is dim sum and barbecue pork to be had.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time my grown children come to town with their children they have to visit Chinatown at least once. There are great places to eat and also places to buy food to take home. There are stores with inexpensive children's toys from china. The people running the shops are courteous and friendly.

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