Fan Tan Alley

Orientation & Geography

North America, Canada, Capital Regional District

Fan Tan Alley is an alley in Victoria, British Columbia's Chinatown. It runs south from Fisgard Avenue to Pandora Avenue in the block between Government Street and Store Street. It was originally a gambling district with restaurants, shops, and opium dens. Today it is a tourist destination as it contains many small shops including a barber shop, art gallery, Chinese cafe and apartments. It is most famous for being the narrowest street in Canada. At its narrowest point it is only 0.9 metres wide.