An afternoon meandering through the narrow stores of Chinatown feels like a trip back in time. This is the oldest Chinese district in Canada and it's full of historic nooks and crannies to explore. Formerly a derelict gambling district, it has undergone a transformation and is now filled with lovely shops, cafes, and art galleries.
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Fan Tan Alley: Secret Passages and Alleyways
While wandering Chinatown in Victoria, BC, keep an eye out for signs directing you through hidden alleys. Fan Tan Alley used to be a gambling district and now has barber shops, restaurants, and apartments. Trounce Alley has stores, cafes and restaurants hidden in its brick walls.