Fan Tan Alley - Image Credit: is split up into different areas and each one has a different vibe. These areas are called Squares and Alleys. Here's a quick look at each of them.

Fan Tan Alley

A very popular area found in Chinatown, this is one of the narrowest commercial streets on the entire continent. It's only 0.9 metres wide, but provides a number of very unique stores, galleries and restaurants. This used to be a gambling district, but now, it's one of the most popular places for shopping.

Bastion Square

This area of Victoria was part of the original Fort Victoria area. Many buildings are found here including the Court House, which was the first concrete building within the city. The Maritime Museum is also found here, along with the Law Chambers, Burnes House, Board of Trade Building and the Strousse Warehouse. All of these buildings provide plenty of history in the Victoria area.

Trounce Alley

Pioneer Thomas Trounce is responsible for the name of this area. It still contains the authentic gaslights, which make it a very unique area. There are many unique shops and interesting buildings found throughout Trounce Alley.

Pioneer Square

This square isn't what you might expect. There aren't any stores or restaurants here, but instead, it's a cemetery where many pioneers are buried.

Market Square

Market Square has three different levels with many shops and restaurants. It was originally a part of the Olde Towne area and today is one of the most eclectic areas of the city.

Centennial Square

Another very popular area, which provides the McPherson Playhouse, Centennial Square was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city. It was created in 1962 and contains many shops, gardens and more.

These are the Squares and Alleys found throughout Victoria. They are all charming in their different ways.

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