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.
$19 for a Chinese New Year Walking Tour for Two ($38 Value)
Choose from the 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. tour on Sunday, February 10, or Sunday, February 17.
The 60-minute tour kicks off in Centennial 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.
“The Tour Guide (I don't know her exact Chinese name, but it was similar to Sue, and only in Canada for 7 years, was very well informed, and a delight to listen to!”
“Su su was a great guide ... perfectly suited for the job! I would and have recommended to.friends.”