Chinatown: Fan-Favourite Food at Fan Tan Alley

Fan Tan Alley, Canada’s narrowest street, was formerly home to a cornucopia of opium dens, restaurants, and even a tofu factory. Named after a prominent 1800s gambling game played in gambling dens above the alley, it now houses unique stores and local businesses just minutes from our property.

Check out First Steps: Chinese Canadian Journeys in Victoria until September 30th. This exhibit highlights the significant starting points of Chinese Canadians in Victoria and is by donation, from Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get a snack at Victoria BBA House & Bakery, situated by the Chinatown entrance (called The Gate of Harmonious Interest), savour dim sum at Don Mee Restaurant, and fill up at the city-iconic Fan Tan Café. Join a food tour if you’re keen on learning about local spots in-depth. Once satiated, explore the marvels and mysteries of the area.