Lower Johnson Street, Victoria

Lower Johnson Street, Victoria: Our most recommended tours and activities

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

1. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

2. Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

Discover the history and dining scene of the oldest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour with a local guide. Explore traditional restaurants and try authentic tacos, craft beer, a wide variety of Chinese food, and more. Start your tour off at the bustling Victoria Public Market where you'll get to taste the farm-to-table soup and authentic Italian arancini. Then, emerge into Chinatown and listen as your guide talks about the neighborhood's long-standing history. Stop at the Chinese Public School and work your way down the bustling Fisgard Street. Along the way, try a traditionally-baked Char Sui bun. You'd also get to enjoy a savory pork bun and visit Maiiz Nixtamel for authentic tacos. Next, savor a delightful fresh pastry before passing through the infamous Fan Tan Alley. Venture further down to Lower Johnson Street for some fried dumplings before ending your tour at Whistle Buoy Brewery to sip on craft beer or soda.

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What people are saying about Lower Johnson Street, Victoria

Andy was great and so was the tour. He has about 18 vendors on his list and he rotates daily to 7 or 8 of them. All we visited were terrific and we were very full at the end - just a salad for dinner, thanks! Highly recommended !!!!!!!

Andy was a great tour guide. He's very passionate about food and history which is translated well into the tour. We had a good selection of foods and enjoyed a nice walk downtown Victoria on a beautiful day!

Guide was excellent and provided interesting history about Victoria. The food we sampled was very good. All in all a great experience and the highlight of our trip to Victoria.

Excellent time spent sampling different foods and interesting historical information of the area. Highly recommend

Finished full of interesting food, local historical facts, and people encounters.