Chinese New Year in Victoria, B.C.
Ring in the Year of the Monkey in Canada's oldest Chinatown and allow the celebrations to transport you into a different world. A major gateway to Chinese immigrants in the past and present, Victoria's Chinatown is a treasure chest of Chinese gems and curiosities. Explore small stores in Fan Tan Alley, North America's narrowest commercial street, and enjoy vibrant New Year's celebrations amidst blooming cherry trees.
In Victoria, you will discover the world's oldest tea tradition at Silk Road Tea to sample Chinese teas literally worth their weight in gold and allow the tea leaves and fortune cookie below to give you a glimpse into the future. For a truly Victorian creation of English Afternoon Tea enfused with Chinese traditions, visit the Hotel Grand Pacific or stop by Venus Sophia for a delightful and organic pairing of Chinese tea and a three couse afternoon tea.
2016 Festivities - The Annual Lion Dance in Chinatown
On Sunday, February 14th at approximately 11am, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association will host their annual ceremonial Lion Dance by the Gates of Harmonious Interest on Fisgard St. This is a festive cultural event that you won't want to miss.