Chinatown, Victoria

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#3 of 8 in Neighborhoods in Vancouver Island
Visit Chinatown to see the oldest Chinese district in Canada. The quarter dates back to 1858, after the discovery of gold in Fraser canyon brought an influx of immigrants to British Columbia. Step into the past as you explore the narrow alleyways and historical buildings of the compact neighborhood. Take a guided tour to learn more about the area's history and the life of Chinese Canadians through the years. Visit charming shops and restaurants, discover hidden gems, sample delicious treats, or purchase a quirky souvenir. Plan to visit Chinatown during your Victoria vacation using our convenient Victoria trip website .
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  • Very visually beautiful. The gate is a unmissable landmark. Annoyed that it seems the lower half has turned into a hipster den, with modern styled cafes and juice bars.  more »
  • Neighborhood similar to many others around the world, with one distinction: it is very neat and tidy. There are many shops and restaurants (not only Chinese), a great place for those who love oriental culture. As the neighborhood is not very big, it is possible to visit all quickly. Very good for making pictures.
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  • Nice Get out of the car and walk around to find hidden gems. Lots of shops from food to gifts and plenty of parking.  more »

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