An informative and fun walking tour that explores the history and culture of Vancouver's Chinatown, guided by historian Judy Lam Maxwell.
A National Historic Site and one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Chinatown offers culture, history, architecture, gastronomy, and more. We will visit century-old heritage buildings, meet Chinese elders who lived through the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion, sample pastries, and much more.
Learn about: Chinese contribution to the foundations of Canada; the significance of certain individuals and historical events; information about Chinatown's heritage buildings; clan and county associations; the evolution of the community, how it has survived, and how it's been revitalized into a cultural centre for locals and Vancouver tourists.
There's more to Chinatown than just the streetscape!