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Downtown Victoria: a relaxing environment and home to one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America
Experience the best of Victoria
Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a city with a rich history and beautiful landscape. Dining in downtown Victoria is a treat because the city is surrounded by rich farming regions and coastal waters, so fresh local ingredients are plentiful. In addition to great cuisine Victoria has a rich history as it is one of the oldest cities in the western part of the country, making it home to many historical sites and buildings.
If you find yourself downtown you must check out Chinatown. Victoria's Chinatown is one of the oldest in North America, second only to the Chinatown in San Francisco. This is a very popular area for tourists to join walking tours to experience the most of what this historic district has to offer. You'll undoubtedly want to check out the world-famous Fan Tan Alley which is lined with many boutiques and small shops.
Victoria is only 100km southwest of downtown Vancouver so if a visit to the mainland is desired it isn't too far to travel. Keep in mind though that Victoria is located on an island, so make your travel arrangements accordingly.