Modern Chinatown Food & History Tour

Join us for a unique walking tour of Victoria that combines a history lesson with modern food. We explore three historic areas of the city including an extensive tour of the Victoria Public Market, Chinatown, and Market Square. Sip, sample, and savour local cuisine.

 

Ce tour est maintenant offert en français, par une guide franco-canadienne!

Duration

2 hours

Price

$59.99 – Adults
$49.99 – Youth

Availability

Year round

The Tour Begins…

We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building, now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a coffee from a local roaster, a savoury hand pie from Victoria Pie Co. and a unique version of poutine, a traditional Canadian dish from Sutra. This is the only place outside of Vancouver that you can experience food designed by Vikram Vij, one of the most famous chefs in Canada. 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 every day! We pick up a bag of Japanese Honey Butter Chips from a local grocer and make our way to Market Square. Here we will try some local craft beer from Whistle Buoy Brewery paired with the chips. Did you know that Victoria is considered the craft beer cradle of Canada and we have some of the oldest craft breweries in our country? After sipping some beers (or locally made sodas) we head to Fan Tan alley to finish the tour with two sweet stops including a French bakery and gourmet ice cream.

Details

Year-Round: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 11am-1pm (2 HRS)
Meeting Place: 2% Jazz Coffee (770 Fisgard Street)
Ending Place: La Roux Patisserie (519 Fisgard Street)
Cost: Adult: $59.99 (plus 5% GST)
Youth: $49.99 (plus 5% GST)

Dietary Concerns

We can accommodate most allergies on this tour however we can not accommodate the following: Gluten or severe peanut. All of our tours have a vegetarian option that must be requested during the booking process.

Highlights

• 10+ samples of food & beverages from 7-8 stops
• Sample modern cuisine such as local craft beer, an Indian infused poutine, hand pies, locally roasted coffee and much more!
• Visit iconic landmarks such as the Victoria Public Market, The Chinese Public Language School and Market square
• A guided tour of Fan Tan Alley 
• Hear stories and learn the history of Fort Victoria, Chinatown, Market Square and more.

Info

Capacity: Min 2 – Max 6 Guests
Walking Distance: Roughly 2 km, total walking time roughly 30 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

$59.99 – Adults
$49.99 – Youth

Availability

Year round

A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE

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