Fan Tan Alley

Chinatown

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Between Pandora Ave and Fisgard St

Chinatown's Fan Tan Alley was originally home to opium dens. After opium was made illegal, it became a popular gambling district. It remains a popular destination, although today it primarily features shops.

Just 35 inches wide at one point, it is the narrowest street in Canada.


victoria chinatown fan tan alley sign

Fan Tan Alley (V09A0102)


victoria chinatown fan tan alley

Fan Tan Alley (V09A0103)
At just 3-6 feet wide, Fan Tan Alley is the narrowest road in Canada.


victoria chinatown fan tan alley

Fan Tan Alley (V09A0104)
Shops line the narrow alley.


victoria chinatown fan tan alley

Fantan Cafe (V09A0106)
The alley's famous name carries over to nearby businesses. Gotta love the sign.

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