May 17, 2016

Fan Tan Alley in Victoria's Chinatown

Known as the narrowest street in Canada, Fan Tan Alley is a notable attraction within Victoria, British Columbia's historic Chinatown. At its narrowest point the alley is only 35 inches across and features entrances to a variety of small shops, offices, and galleries. 

fan tan alley victoria chinatown
I'm sure the comparison has been made before, but Fan Tan Alley is kind of like a real life Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. Historically, the alley was a gambling district with restaurants, shops, and opium dens. In the 1980s low rent attracted artists and the alley began to evolve into an attraction. Today, Fan Tan Alley is a popular tourist spot and features a lot of unique characteristics that make Victoria's Chinatown such a fascinating place to explore.

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown
fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown



fan tan alley victoria chinatown
fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown


fan tan alley victoria chinatown


fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

fan tan alley victoria chinatown

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