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Modern Chinatown Food & History Tour

 Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and a National Historic Sight of Canada. But did you know it is currently experiencing a renaissance for amazing modern food? Let us take you to our favorite local haunts that are serving up delicious modern cuisine in this beautiful old neighbourhood.

Duration

2 hours

Price

$70.00 – Adults
$65.00 – Youth

Availability

Year-Round

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 pretzel from Vancouver Island’s only kosher bakery, a traditional arancini from La Pasta, and a comforting bowl of soup from The Big Spoon. 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 Mexican hot chocolate using BC organic corn and locally made chocolate. We then visit a beautiful French patisserie for a delightful pastry. Crossing through Fan Tan Alley, we then head to bustling Lower Johnson Street for some Onigiri from a cool Japanese sanck shop called Oni Oni. 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.

Details

Year-Round: Monday-Sunday
Time: 11am-1pm (2 HRS)
Meeting Place: The Bikery (1701 Douglas street)
Ending Place: Whistle Buoy Brewing (Market Square)
Cost: Adult: $70 | Youth: $65

Dietary Concerns

We can accommodate some allergies on this tour however we are unable to accomodate a gluten allergy. This tour does have a vegetarian option. 

Highlights

• 8+ samples of food & beverages from 7 local foodie stops
• Sample modern cuisine such as local craft beer, traditional pretzel, 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.

Info

Capacity: Min 2 – Max 16 Guests
Walking Distance: Roughly 2 km, total walking time roughly 45 minutes.
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

Duration

2 hours

Price

$70.00 – Adults
$65.00 – Youth

Availability

Year round

A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE

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