Chinatown Summer Night Market

Hot on the tails of the popularity of Vancouver’s Night Market phenomenon, Victoria has created a summer night market all its own. Surprising to some, Victoria’s Chinatown is actually the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It never fails to intrigue and boasts hole-in-the-wall eateries, mystical imported items and even the famed Fan Tan Alley (which measures 0.9 metres across at its narrowest point).

Merchants, vendors and artisans take over the streets of Victoria’s Chinatown on the last Wednesday of each month, solidifying a partnership between the Victoria Chinese Commerce Association and the area businesses that make Victoria’s Chinatown so one-of-a-kind. The Night Market will be highlighted with tai chi demonstrations, brush painting, calligraphy and vibrant entertainment!

    Where: 500 block of Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC [map]
    When: Wednesday, August 31st and Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Who: Everyone is welcome to this free event!
    How: Transit is always your best, hassle-free option. Plan your route in advance online.

For more information, visit Downtown Victoria‘s official website listing.

On September 11th I’ll be participating in the BC-SPCA’s Paws For A Cause fundraiser – for the fourth time! Please considering donating to this extremely worthwhile cause and offering support to Jordy and I! Click here to read more.

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One Comment on “Chinatown Summer Night Market

  1. In May 2010, I visited the University of Victoria for a few days, and I stayed at Swans Suite Hotel, next to Chinatown. I made sure to have a look at Fan Tan Alley and the various shops and restos in the area. With the gate at the corner of Fisgard and Government, I remembered walking into Ocean Garden and ordering some food, which was delicious, especially with my being in the Chilean “desert”.

    Thanks for your article, Keira-Anne!

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