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This unique alley located in Chinatown between Fisgard & Johnson streets. There are numerous shops & stores located along this narrow alley.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little street has a number of artisan type shop[s that make it worth a visit. In October it was not very busy but I would expect it to be bustling during the summer period.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a little disappointing to be honest. If you know the history of the alley you might find it a little more exciting but there is not much down there and once you have walked the short trip down you walk away disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tootrue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure your ready for a Narrow Passage and standing sideways as you make your way down Fan Tan Alley. We bought a Bistro furniture set and some unique children umbrellas from two of the shops there. An interesting alley!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 777bryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down here on a Sunday expecting a bustling and vibrant street....but everywhere except the umberella shop was shut. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 347liz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And a beautiful day. Lots of great places to eat and many stores to shop in. try the Sour Pickle just around the corner good homemade food!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank skipper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just one of those over rate attractions ,it is okay ,lot of history . is in the hart of China Town .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TONY L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the second oldest Chinatown in North America! This alley is barely bigger than your shoulders and is a neat historical footnote to Victoria's past.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small alley with some interesting shop for the younger generation. Not much for someone who is a senior. It is part of the city's history, which is interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SPH78
Reviewed September 16, 2019

Easily accessible by foot, it is highly recommended to visit this tiny street for its special atmosphere. Some interesting shops!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Danièle D
Reviewed September 14, 2019

This is really a very narrow alley in the midst of Chnatown. It is rather quaint and has a few shops on it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Di S
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