Modern Chinatown Food & History Tour
Join us for a unique walking tour of downtown 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 the emerging Design District while stopping at 8 modern local businesses. A tasty history lesson indeed!
Ce tour est maintenant offert en français, par une guide franco-canadienne!
$69.99 – Adults
$59.99 – Youth
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 including sampling handmade dumplings and a baked bao bun.
The Tour Continues…
After exploring Dragon Alley we head towards the emerging Design District where we will stop at Phillip’s Brewery, one of Victoria’s most popular craft brewers. The Design District was once the industrial part of the city but is now home to art shops, restaurants, and art galleries. We swing back along historic Store street to explore and taste our way through Fan Tan Alley, Market Square and end on a sweet note next to the new and modern Johnson Street Bridge. A great tour to sample modern local cuisine while getting the history and stories of one the oldest neighbourhoods in Victoria.
Time: 10.30am-1pm (2.5 HRS)
Meeting Place: 2% Jazz Coffee (770 Fisgard Street)
Ending Place: Tout de Sweet Confectionary (1620 Store Street)
Cost: Adult: $69.99 (plus 5% GST and $1.50 booking fee)
Youth: $59.99 (plus 5% GST and $1.50 booking fee)
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.
• 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 Language School, and the Johnson Street Bridge.
• A guided tour of Fan Tan Alley & Dragon Alley
• Hear stories and learn the history of Fort Victoria, Chinatown, Market Square and more.
Capacity: Min 2 – Max 12 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
$69.99 – Adults
$59.99 – Youth
A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE
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