Located on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, and one of the oldest in North America. Enter our website to find out about the historical origins, community development, and changing geography of Victoria’s Chinatown. This site also features organizations and individuals who made vital contributions to Canadian society and acted for change in Canada and China. You can explore a specific theme by clicking on one of the buttons below, or test your knowledge by taking the Chinatown Quiz.   Welcome to Victoria's Chinatown!

Background: 1891 Fire Insurance Map of Victoria, BC (p. 10), cropped from the original (Royal BC Museum, BC Archives).