Tour the historic roots of a fascinating neighbourhood
Chinatown is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Unfortunately it's known by many only as "Canada's poorest postal code". But this tells only part of the story; this community is also historic, vibrant and diverse. I grew up here with my family, and would love to share some of its stories with you.
Chinatown is one of Vancouver's best neighbourhoods for strolling, exploring, shopping, and--of course--eating. Chinatown Vancouver is one of the largest Chinatowns in the western hemisphere.
Located just east of Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown is one of Vancouver's earliest residential and commercial neighbourhoods, the district became known as Chinatown in the late 1800's, due to an influx of Chinese immigrants before BC was incorporated, thousands of Chinese pioneers and immigrants worked in the province; from 1881 - 1885, 10, 000 Chinese labourers were contracted to build the Canadian Pacific Railway.
This is a walking tour taking us through several main streets within a 12 block radius from Hastings Street and Main Street. We will stop randomly at several points of interest and may stop for a coffee break at a Chinatown bakery or cafe in the area.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in downtown Vancouver.
End location: Your hotel in downtown Vancouver or other location.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a Walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 CDN - Optional Dim Sum Lunch in Chinatown.
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Affable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, Winston is an excellent representative of his fabulous city but cognizant of its challenges. Now if he could only control the weather! :)