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Historic Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of James Bay
"Explore historic James Bay one of Vancouver Island's oldest residential districts. As you travel by horse-drawn carriage you'll see amazing heritage buildings including the 1871 birthplace of Emily Carr stunning stained glass windows and delightful gardens. The invigorating smell of salt air and the beauty of the Strait of Juan de Fuca will take your breath away as your carriage turns to roll down Dallas Road. See the Washington snow-capped Olym this tour may instead guide you through historic downtown introducing you to the history of Old Towne Victoria
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Victoria Grand City Private Tour and Craigdarroch Castle
"Travel in a private 10-passenger van as you explore Victoria known for its historical venues and scenic landscapes. Your 1.5-hour tour starts with pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging. After meeting your driver and guide you will make your way to the downtown core near Victoria's inner harbour. Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum which features artifacts galleries and collections of British Columbia's natural modern and human history. Afterwards
From CAD168.00
 
Victoria Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Tour the romantic and exciting city of Victoria on a self-guided tour and learn about the city's fascinating history and how it has progressed into the capital of British Columbia. This lovely audio tour will show you the incredible Royal BC Museum where you are able to see many exhibits and features that make up Victoria. Walk through one of the oldest and vibrant Chinatown's in North America. Then visit other stops such as the Inner Harbour Centre BC Parliament Building Emily Carr House Bastion Square Fan Tan Alley the Fairmont Empress Hotel
From $20.00

Chinatown Tips (32)

Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco.Victoria's Chinatown grew up to house the many Chinese...
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IreneMcKay
Apr 18, 2015

China Town

Such as any bigger cities the Chinese always has their own community and town and once you stroll around you'll have the feeling that you are in China In Victoria walking in China town is totally...
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shavy
Jun 29, 2014

corner of fizgard and goverment

I am a local person who wanted to spend the day getting to know Victoria better. I drove 1 hour from my home to go explore china town. What a horrible experience that was. The first store I went...
lloydstanley
Nov 22, 2013

Victoria's China Town

Victoria's China Town is one quarter between Fisgard Street and Pandora Avenue with the narrow Fan Tan alley (officially Canada's narrowest road) connecting both streets in between. It's the oldest...
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pieter_jan_v
Oct 11, 2012

Canada's oldest Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown was founded in 1858. Although it still covers about 6 blocks, it is estimated that during the Gold Rush, Chinatown accounted for about half of Victoria's entire population and was...
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Jefie
Apr 04, 2011

Lots of Small Stores and Restaurants

Chinatown itself, while supposedly the best preserved Chinatown in all of Canada (according to the standard tourist propaganda), really isn't that large. It is filled with a number of small stores and...
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glabah
Dec 24, 2010

Chinatown murals

Victoria's Chinatown may have lacked in some respects but the murals that decorate some of its walls were stellar and inspiring. We found them to be one of the highlights of the city. It felt like you...
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richiecdisc
Nov 22, 2009

The Gate of Harmonious Interest to Chinatown

The Gate of Harmonious Interest is the gateway to Victoria's Chinatown and was installed in 1981 though modeled after those and built in China. Its theme is one of Yin & Yang with a Golden Dragon...
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richiecdisc
Nov 22, 2009

Oldest China Town in Canada...

This little neighborhood close to the Gorge area of Victoria's waterfront possesses some interesting shops and restaurants to be discovered and is well worth a little walk about to have a look.Its not...
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Greggor58
Sep 20, 2009

Bubble tea in Fan Tan Alley

Chinatown in Victoria has great food, shopping and sightseeing. Order a bubble tea and have a walk down Fan Tan Alley. Once full of brothels and opium dens, the alley is now undoubtedly the narrowest...
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grasshopper_6
Nov 18, 2008

Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown is the third largest and the oldest in Canada. There you'll find lots of restaurants, tea shops, cafes (I recommend you to go to 'Bean around the world'), art and gift shops and...
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cinthya_in_victoria
Jul 01, 2008

Chinatown

The Chinese people play a big role in British Columbia history and are certainly considered pioneers. Chinatown is part of that history. It's an old part of Victoria which holds onto Chinese...
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Carmanah
Jun 29, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chinatown

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City Hall

Victoria City Hall is located on Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue. It was completed in 1890 and was designed by architect John Teague. Outside there was a statue and a memorial to Victoria's...
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Harbour ferries

Well known for its charming city center the picturesque harbor, is a manageable on walking and explore the charming harbor and main city streets without paying for needless tours. The harbor area...
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Fisherman's Wharf

FIsherman's Wharf is Victoria's hidden treasure waiting for discovery! It's so close to downtown, and has a vibrant atmosphere with funky floathomes, fishing vessels and marine life! You get a front...
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Market Square

Market Square dates from the late 1800s. This was a time when Victoria was enjoying rapid growth and prosperity due to all the gold prospectors passing through on their way to seek their fortunes in...
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Bastion Square

Bastion Square is located in an area that was originally established by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1843 as Fort Victoria. From this Fort the Hudson Bay Company traded with First Nations people to...
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Maritime Museum of British Columbia

The Maritime Museum is a great museum to visit if you are a maritime fan. Not only fixed maritime objects are on display, but the museum has new exhibitions changing from time to time. What to think...
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Getting to Chinatown

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Douglas St. to the Warf of Upper Harbour

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