Modern Chinatown History and Food Tour

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Modern Chinatown History & Food Tour

Enjoy a unique walking tour of downtown Victoria that combines a history lesson with modern food. You’ll explore Victoria’s Chinatown, the oldest in Canada and a National Historic Sight of Canada, where you'll discover delicious modern cuisine in this beautiful old neighbourhood.
Where:Victoria, British Columbia
Price for:1 Participant
Learn about history and taste local cuisine on a guided walking tour of downtown Victoria.

Your tasty, guided tour begins at the historic Hudson Bay Building, now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. You’ll tour the market and enjoy a savoury hand pie from Victoria Pie Co., a coffee from a local roaster and a traditional arancini from La Pasta.

Next, the tour will make its way to historic Chinatown where you will visit the Chinese Public School built in 1909 and explore the exciting culinary scene along colourful Fisgard Street.

After passing under the Gates of Harmonious Interest, the tour stops at Wai Lai Yeun for a traditional baked Char Sui bun, a savory pork bun with a touch of sweetness baked fresh daily. You’ll then visit Maiiz Nixtamal for handmade tortillas made by Chef Israel using local BC corn.

You’ll follow your guide through Fan Tan Alley on your way to the historic and beautiful Market Square where you’ll will try some local craft beer from Whistle Buoy Brewery, one of Victoria’s best local breweries. After sipping some beers (or locally made sodas) its off to a new Japanese snack shop called Oni Oni to sample some tasty Onigiri. Your tasty tour wraps up back on Fisgard Street at La Roux Patisserie for an authentic French pastry.

The Modern Chinatown History & Food Tour is a great guided tour to discover modern local cuisine while getting the stories and history of one the oldest neighbourhoods in Victoria.

Tour Highlights:

  • Guided tour of historic Chinatown, Canada's oldest Chinatown including Dragon Alley and Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in the country.
  • Sample modern cuisine such as local craft beer, savoury hand pies, fresh handmade tortillas, freshly roasted coffee and much more!
  • Tour of the bustling Victoria Public Market.

What's included:

  • Over 8+ food samples & beverage samples from 7 stops.
  • Small group walking tour with expert local guide.

When: Available year-round  Monday - Sunday  11:00am – 1pm

2 hours

Need to know:

  • This tour is suitable for all ages however there is an optional alcohol sample. The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings.
  • This tour tour can accomodate most allegeries including a gluten allergy.
  • Capacity:  maximum 6 guests, minimum 2 guests.
  • Walking Distance: approximately 2 km.Total walking time is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Tour runs regardless of weather.

Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Victoria BC or a delicious unique gift, this food tour is perfect!

The Modern Chinatown History & Food Tour takes place at Victoria, British Columbia.  VIEW MAP

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