The Victoria Experience

The Complete Guide to Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

30 minutes


Fan Tan Alley is a hidden alley located in Chinatown. If you blink you might miss it. It is only 4 feet wide but hidden inside its walls are many shops. You can access it from Pandora Street near Cafe Bliss or from Fisgard Street beside Fan Tan Cafe.

Originally named for a popular gambling game in the 1940's, Fan Tan Alley is now home to shops, residential doorways and a popular record store.

Across Fisgard street you can find another hidden alley right next to Don Mee restaurant called Dragon Alley. This is another cool space to explore featuring a dog bakery and galleries and art spaces. 

Fan Tan Alley