Chinese Canadian Museum

Museums & Heritage Sites, Accessibility

51 E Pender St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1S9

Chinese Canadian Museum Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.


  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Lobby Or Reception Area
  • Lowered counter at the reception or ticket desk
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%


Overall Space
  • Multiple lighting sources to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail


Overall Space
  • Accommodation has closed captioning on TVs/video boards

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person


Emergency Plan
  • System in place for guests to contact a staff member for help if required

Permanently home inside the Wing Sang Building in Vancouver Chinatown, the Chinese Canadian Museum is dedicated to honouring Chinese Canadian history, contributions, and living heritage. The museums first feature exhibition The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act features hundreds of certificates of identity during the Chinese Immigration Act the most ever publicly displayed in an exhibition, curated by Catherine Clement. There is, additionally, two Period Rooms that highlight a recreated 1930s living room and one of the oldest, most historic school rooms in Vancouver, registered as the Vancouver Chinese Independent School in 1914. Telling stories through the diverse voices of Chinese Canadians, the museum will be a testament to Chinese Canadian experiences, and foster respect, inclusion, and collaboration among all communities and across generations. As you explore, reflect on how you connect to the people and places of your past.