Modern Chinatown Food & History Tour
Feast on modern cuisine at new, hip, and hidden restaurants in Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Thai dumplings, Italian arancini, farm-to-table cuisine, local craft beer, and much more.
$80.00 – Adults
$70.00 – Youth (18 & Under)
The Tour Begins…
We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building. Completed in 1922, this iconic building is now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a decadent farm-to-table soup and an authentic Italian arancini (risotto ball). We then make our way to historic Chinatown where we visit the Chinese Public School and explore the vibrant culinary scene along colourful Fisgard Street.
The Tour Continues…
After passing under the Gates of Harmonious Interest we stop at Wai Lai Yeun for a traditional baked Char Sui bun. A savory pork bun with a hint of sweetness baked fresh everyday. We then visit Maiiz Nixtamal where chef Israel makes an authentic taco using his handmade tortillas. We then visit a beautiful French patisserie for a delightful pastry. Crossing through infamous Fan Tan Alley, we make our way to trendy Dumpling Drop for some Thai-style fried dumplings. We end the tour at one of the city’s best breweries, Whistle Buoy Brewing, to sip on some craft beer or a locally made soda. Please note stops may change due to availability.
Year-Round: Tuesday – Saturday
Time: 11am-1pm (2 HRS)
Meeting Place: Shatterbox Coffee (770 Fisgard Street)
Ending Place: Whistle Buoy Brewing (Market Square)
Cost: Adult: $80 | Youth: $70
We can accommodate most allergies on this tour including a gluten free allergy. Vegetarian option avalailable.
• 8+ samples of food & beverages from 7 local foodie stops
• Sample modern cuisine such as local craft beer, fried dumplings, authentic arancini, french pastry and much more!
• Visit iconic landmarks such as the Victoria Public Market, The Chinese Public Language School, Fan Tan Alley, and Market Square.
• Hear stories and history from local expert tour guide.
• Access to our Eat Like a Local discount card.
Capacity: Min 2 – Max 14 Guests
Walking Distance: Roughly 2 km,
Price includes: All food & beverage samples and expert local tour guide
Weather: Tour runs regardless of weather
Seasonal: This tour runs year round
MODERN CHINATOWN FOOD & HISTORY TOUR
$80.00 – Adults
$70.00 – Youth