Fan Tan Alley
Hidden Dragon Tours
Consider signing up with Hidden Dragon Tours for a three-hour evening lantern tour of the area, where you’ll learn all about opium dens...
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
Ocean River Adventures
Rentals and popular three-hour harbor tours.
This chatty, wood-beamed brewpub was formerly a grain warehouse where freight trains rolled right into the building. Great tipples...
Hidden at the quiet end of Chinatown's Fisgard St, this is the best restaurant in the city to dive into perfectly prepared West Coast...
Fan Tan Alley information
Small but perfectly formed, Fisgard St is the center of Victoria's compact Chinatown. One of Canada's oldest Asian districts, it's fronted by a towering red gate that looms over sprawling fruit and vegetable stores and the po-faced ancients meditating outside family-run restaurants. Twinkling neon signs add a dash of nighttime excitement, while Fan Tan Alley - a narrow passageway between Fisgard St and Pandora Ave - draws daytime explorers.
Once the best spot in town to pick up your opium supplies, the slender thoroughfare is a miniwarren of traditional and trendy stores hawking cheap and cheerful trinkets, cool used records and funky mod fashions.