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Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

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Activity provider: Off The Eaten Track

Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Off The Eaten Track

From US$ 51.87 per person

Explore the oldest Chinatown in Canada on this guided walking tour. Try modern cuisine like dumplings, pastries, craft beer, tacos, and much more as you learn about the history of the neighborhood.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Savor a variety of food and beverages from local modern restaurants
  • Visit iconic landmarks in the oldest Chinatown in Canada like Fan Tan Alley
  • Learn about the neighborhood's long and vibrant history
  • Try a variety of cuisine like Chinese, Italian, French, Mexican, and more
  • Experience this vibrant and hip community through food and stories
Full description

Discover the history and dining scene of the oldest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour with a local guide. Explore traditional restaurants and try authentic tacos, craft beer, a wide variety of Chinese food, and more.

Start your tour off at the bustling Victoria Public Market where you'll get to taste the farm-to-table soup and authentic Italian arancini. Then, emerge into Chinatown and listen as your guide talks about the neighborhood's long-standing history.

Stop at the Chinese Public School and work your way down the bustling Fisgard Street. Along the way, try a traditionally-baked Char Sui bun. You'd also get to enjoy a savory pork bun and visit Maiiz Nixtamel for authentic tacos.

Next, savor a delightful fresh pastry before passing through the infamous Fan Tan Alley. Venture further down to Lower Johnson Street for some fried dumplings before ending your tour at Whistle Buoy Brewery to sip on craft beer or soda.

  • Multiple food and beverage samples
  • Live tour guide
  • Eat Like a Local discount card
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities for tour guide
  • Bottled Water

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Meeting point

We meet at Shatterbox Coffee Shop. This coffee shop is attached to the Victoria Public Market however, please note that the entrance is off Fisgard Street. The address is 770 Fisgard Street. Guide will be wearing a nametag and holding a branded clipboard. If the weather is nice the guide will be waiting outside. If the weather is not nice, the guide will be inside.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour runs regardless of the weather. Tour stops and samples may change depending on availability. Guests must notify us of any food allergies or vegetarian requests a minimum of 24 hours before the tour starts. We can accommodate some allergies on this tour, we can not accommodate a gluten allergy on this tour. To contact us please email and let us know what tour you are attending.
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Great food. Great guide

November 12, 2022

November 13, 2022

Product ID: 431229