Chinatown, Victoria

2.7
#2 of 7 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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  • Everyone MUST walk through the second oldest Chinatown on the West Coast, San Francisco a mere ten years later in 1858. Gape at the magnificent Gate of Harmonious Interest, flanked by two very impress...  more »
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  • Our city and it’s old buildings are being modernized so quickly. Even Chinatown. But not as much, it still holds the ghosts of the past. Walking down Fisgard or Chinatown is still exciting to me. The ...  more »
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