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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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fan tan alley” (139 reviews)
“dim sum” (32 reviews)
“chinese food” (25 reviews)
Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is only 1 street long but colorful and full of restaurants and shops.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting shops and restaurants.avaried assortment of venues in the summer months You will find some very interesting items to purchase and can fill up on some athentic tasty variations of food .Be sure to drop down.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to spend an afternoon but make sure you go down all the small alley ways. Lots of the usual eating places, but probably not the density of the usual stuff you find in many Chinatowns such as supermarkets, authentic shops and so...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This block of Chinatown is small compared to Vancouver, San Francisco, or New York but it is lively and colorful. An easy walk from the Empress Hotel

Thank PoetJosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second oldest China Town in North America after San Francisco. Plenty of historic places of interest including Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada made famous in the film Bird on a Wire with Mel Gibson & Goldie Hawn. Lots of good eating places...More

Thank Antbrearton
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you think about Chinatown in the movies Victoria's neighborhood is what you picture.They say it is one of the oldest in North America and it is cool. Don't miss Fan Tan alley the narrowest street you'll ever see!

Thank Beeba1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a harbor taxi to Chinatown to shop and stop at Canoe. There's a lot of unique shops as well as the very interesting history.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too exciting compared to China Town Spadina Toronto. It is only one block with less restaurants to choose. It is good for small community and few visitors.

Thank ManopelloVolto2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very neat little block. It's only a couple streets and some neat little alleys. They have a large Chinese arching decor, the street lights are red with asian flare. A must is "Fan Tan Alley" -it's one of the more narrow, still active,...More

1  Thank Sylvie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though small in size, it was very interesting. There were a few alley ways to go down that were decorated in lights and had shops. The Fan Tan Cafe is a good place to eat after wandering the shops.

Thank Lynn G
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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
14 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
16 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!!! 🙁