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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Delve into the colorful past of Canada’s oldest Chinatown, in Victoria, British Columbia. This guided walking tour will lead you through the streets and storied allies of the historic neighborhood, as your historian/guide tells you the fascinating, sometimes tragic tales of the people who helped build the city and shape Canada as well as modern China.
  • Get an immersive tour of Victoria’s Chinatown based on historic research
  • Learn about the history as you discover all contemporary Chinatown offers
  • Mobile listening aids help you hear the guide clearly
  • Tour is approximately 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather
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Local guide
If visiting the Tam Kung Temple, an optional donation of $1/person is recommended
Gratuities

Departure Point

1681 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 0A1, Canada

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No health restrictions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walking Tours by Discover the Past

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Historical Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Historical Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historical Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Historical Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historical Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Historical Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Historical Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Historical Chinatown Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "John was a wonderful tour guide and this was well worth the money." See review

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Absolutely THE BEST!
Diane H
, Nov 2019
Great tour, which turned out to be private for my son and I only- very, very informative, funny, so patient in answering our many questions. Extra touches like meeting some of the shopkeepers added another layer of personal history that showed a lot of love and respect for not just the historic Chinatown, but the current residents, too.
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Excellent Way To Learn
158deannab
, May 2019
We enjoyed this tour, led by Chris, on a recent visit to Victoria. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Chinatown and clearly has a great relationship with current residents and business owners. We learned so much about the area that we would have overlooked had we not taken the tour. We'd highly recommend it!
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John was a wonderful tour guide and...
Quin S
, Jan 2018
John was a wonderful tour guide and this was well worth the money.
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The guide, Chris, was outstanding...
Terry J
, Aug 2017
The guide, Chris, was outstanding. Loved the little aids that he had for us as there was traffic noise. It made it so comfortable that you could hear everything. Chris really knows his stuff and brings it all to life. Great gem of a walking tour. Worth the 90 minutes!
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Chinatown occupies a small part of...
Katejmn
, Jul 2017
Chinatown occupies a small part of Victoria, but our history expert/tour guide kept us informed for 1 1/2 hours. I feel like he must be a college professor because he spoke so knowledgably and eloquently about Chinatown and how its residents have contributed to society over the years. He even bought us some Chinese pastry treats from a Chinese restaurant for us all to taste. I wish I could remember his name, but I know that he and his father run a local tour guide service and I suspect that it must contract out to Viator. I have taken quite a few Viator trips and this one rated at the top of my list.
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I highly recommend this tour. Chris...
Drake R
, Jun 2017
I highly recommend this tour. Chris from Discover the Past walking tours is an excellent guide.
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Fantastic tour. Very educational and...
Alexander
, Sep 2016
Fantastic tour. Very educational and interesting. Tour ran a little longer than expected. History, and culture were approached with sensitivity. Highly recommended.
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