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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour provided by Ghostly Walks Walking Tours

Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
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91% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36496P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • If visiting the Tam Kung Temple, an optional donation of $1/person is recommended
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 1681 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 0A1, Canada We meet in front of the Bright Pearl Statue (big metal ball) near the corner of Fisgard and Government Streets in the heart of Chinatown.
  • 3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • If visiting the Tam Kung Temple, an optional donation of $1/person is recommended
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1681 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 0A1, Canada We meet in front of the Bright Pearl Statue (big metal ball) near the corner of Fisgard and Government Streets in the heart of Chinatown.
  • 3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • 3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1681 Government St
    1681 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 0A1, Canada
    We meet in front of the Bright Pearl Statue (big metal ball) near the corner of Fisgard and Government Streets in the heart of Chinatown.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chinatown
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Victoria Chinese Public School
  • 2
    Fan Tan Alley
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    3 Fan Tan Alley
    3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
    See address & details
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4.5
12 reviews
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reeseroy
Victoria, Canada7 contributions
Feb 2022
This father/son duo are so knowledgeable and entertaining. In all honesty, I normally retain very little when I ago on a tour. This was presented so well that I actually remembered stuff. It is 100% value. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written February 24, 2022
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Helen V
2 contributions
Feb 2022
What an excellent tour!!! I learned so much about Victoria's Chinatown. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and presented the history in a captivating manner. We were even taken into a Chinese Temple that no one even knew existed.
Written February 24, 2022
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Mark
1 contribution
Amazing - loved the tour and learned so many interesting things. Would highly recommend.
Your was a great length as well.
Written August 8, 2021
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Kathleen M
Victoria, Canada9 contributions
Sep 2020
I've lived in this city for almost 16 years. This was a wonderful way to find out more about who has lived here in the past, how the city developed and some of the people in it, past and present. I would recommend this tour for visitors and residents. A wonderful way to spend the morning.
Written September 6, 2020
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June Y
5 contributions
Jul 2020
John Adams brought to life for me the colourful past of Victoria's Chinatown, its importance in Canadian history, and its special place in Victoria today. He showed us unique buildings, detailed artwork, and intriguing alleyways. This was time well spent and I will take another walking tour with John Adams next time I visit Victoria.
Written July 15, 2020
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Corrie
284 contributions
Learn about the origins of the area, including family mores from the homeland, spiritual practices, Sun Yat Sen, ups and downs of the area. No stupid jokes. Very factual
Written December 29, 2019
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Carl P
4 contributions
Sep 2019
The tour was ok. More ghost stories then actual opportunities to experience paranormal activity. Would not do again.
Written October 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janice P
Duncan, Canada3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The tour was amazing! I really enjoyed all the history, old politics, the highlight was being able to visit an old temple. Chris introduced the group to different merchants. Explained histories of the alleys and the true meaning of Fan Tan. Wonderful tour!
Written October 14, 2019
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DayTrip624534
Bellingham, WA2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Chris Adams was superb as a knowledgeable, friendly guide making possible a very pleasant exploration of this fascinating part of Victoria. His audio transmitter and our receivers worked perfectly. We are nearly 80, yet had no trouble with the pace and extent of the tour.
Written July 17, 2019
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nana444
Central Florida, FL42 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We appreciated the depth of knowledge that Chris had regarding Chinatown and it's history. We all found the tour to be enjoyable.
Written July 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Ghostly Walks Walking Tours
SilverBeeGoddess
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So much fun!
This was our 3rd time going on a Ghost Walk Tour - each time our tour guides have been exceptional story tellers! T
freewalkingtoursb
freewalkingtoursb
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Two Thumbs Up From Another Guide
I have a high bar; conduct my own historical walking tours in Santa Barbara and this did not disappoint. John was
252calliec
252calliec
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“Sweet Dreams”
Wooo! Saw Victoria in a whole new light after this tour! I stayed at the Empress on the same floor that was brought
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Informative and Well-paced
We've been in BC for 20+ years, and have visited Victoria multiple times. Finally taking this tour will make future
Martha R
Martha R
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100% Worth your time!
We had a great time on the Historical Victoria Walking Tour. Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide - the 90 min
Claire W
Claire W
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Very interesting and well delivered!
I try to take ghost tours/walks in most cities that I travel to, so my standards for a good ghost walk are quite hi
maureend576
maureend576
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A great haunted experience
We really learned a lot about Victoria’s haunted past. Bryn kept us highly entertained, we couldn’t have asked for
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Ghostly and very cold - or was it ?
Zach was our guide for the night and he had an armful of ghostly tales to tell us. Zach must have a school drama te
792stephb
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Ghost Tour
We had such an amazing time on our ghost walk. Brynn was the best and knew her stuff. Her passion and excitement fo
ZimZim2002
ZimZim2002
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Fun family experience
Our whole family, including two teenage daughters, LOVED this tour. Brynn is a very gifted storyteller, who drew in
windyg2018
windyg2018
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Who doesn’t love a good ghost story???
We went on this tour with our two daughters 14 & 16 and we all really enjoyed it. Ian was our guide and is so knowl
bv587
bv587
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Really good time for all!
Guide and experience overall was excellent. We are still thinking about the stories told and have swing by building
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Early birthday celebration for my Daughter, weekend getting away
Highly recommend this, We went last Saturday our tour guide was Ian, my daughter and I love ghost stories were stay
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Highly suggested
Great experience. The guide was great and fun to talk to. Fun tour which brought you through many spooky parts of t
Witzel L
Witzel L
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A great storyteller, full of great stories
On March 18, 2022, my family and I took part in a ghostly walking tour through Discover The Past tours. It was our
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