Join us for a unique walking tour of downtown Victoria that combines a history lesson with modern food. From it’s humble beginnings as a fur trading outpost, to the largest and most vibrant Chinatown in North America, we explore three iconic and historic areas of the city while we taste modern and local Victoria cuisine. A tasty history lesson indeed!
We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building, now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a coffee from a local roaster, a savoury handpie from Pie Co. and some curried delights from the iconic Sutra. A perfect place to pick up a snack for later or purchase some local foodie gifts as a souvenir. We then make our way to the iconic Chinatown where we will tour the hidden alleys (including the famous Fan Tan Alley) and sample modern Korean style steamed buns, a tea tasting from Silk Road Tea, and French macarons. We end the tour on the outskirts of market square, once the commercial capital of the city in the late 1800s. At our last stop we have once last bite to eat and a local craft beer Learn about Victoria’s history, taste local cuisine, and enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the beautiful downtown Victoria.
This tour is suitable for all ages however there is an optional alcohol sample. The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. It’s against the law to purchase liquor for or give liquor to a minor. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings. A secondary piece of ID is also required in BC.
Dietary Concerns: We can accommodate most allergies on this tour however we can not accommodate the following: Gluten, dairy, or severe peanut. All of our tours have a vegetarian option that must be requested during the booking process.