Oldest Chinatown Walking Tours

Market Square

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Expert guide tells Chinese folktales and explains the meaning of Chinese symbols they come upon while exploring the district’s busy streets

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Walking tours let you explore the very sidewalks where that city’s famous denizens once strolled and yelled, “I’m famous and I will live forever!” at passing cars. Feel the history beneath your feet with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • C$25 for a Chinese New Year walking tour for two at 4 p.m. (C$50 value)

Choose from the following nine dates:

  • February 19, 2015
  • February 20, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • February 22, 2015
  • February 25, 2015
  • February 28, 2015
  • March 1, 2015
  • March 4, 2015
  • March 5, 2015

The 60-minute tour kicks off in Market Square. From there, a knowledgeable guide leads tourists through Chinatown’s vibrant streets to take in sights such as Fan Tan Alley—reputedly North America’s narrowest street—as well as a Chinese public school. During the tour, they’ll teach guests the meaning of Chinatown’s many Chinese characters and tell a variety of Chinese folktales, as well as the tale behind the Chinese zodiac.

Oldest Chinatown Walking Tours

When Chinese native Ada Wang isn't working as an education assistant, she takes to Chinatown's enigmatic streets to educate the public on the district's vibrant history. As a guide for Oldest Chinatown Walking Tours, the long-term Victoria resident leads tours across the threshold of Bright Pearl's vibrantly coloured, traditional pagoda arch into the busy streets and through the infamous Fan Tan Alley, which is widely regarded as the narrowest street in North America and all of Mars. As she strolls, she teaches guests about the history of Victoria's Chinatown and the brave immigrant families that once called it home, explains any Chinese symbols she comes across, and tells tales from Chinese folklore.

Customer Reviews

Su su was a great guide ... perfectly suited for the job! I would and have recommended to.friends.
Shannon B. · February 20, 2013
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    Market Square

    560 Johnson St.

    Victoria, BC V8W 1M2

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