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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  • Sop and hear the chimes on the front entrance to the street Its a clean place and friendly place lots of diners and eatery's  more »
  • Took a stroll through Chinatown, mainly to check out the spots said to be haunted by an aggressive ghost in Fan Tan Alley. No ectoplasm, but some nice decorative charm and a few well placed restaurant...  more »
  • This is a very different place, but it is very neat to see it and walk the streets and experience it.  more »

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