Chinese New Year Parade & Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

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Ring in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig at Vancouver’s historic Chinatown Spring Festival Parade/Chinese New Year Parade! This signature cultural event will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more.

46th Annual Parade in Chinatown

Where:  Starting from Millennium Gate on Pender Street
When:  Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:00am

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The 1.3-km long route starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street), proceeds east along Pender Street, turns south onto Gore Street, turns west onto Keefer Street and then disperses on Keefer at Abbott.

This Chinese New Year Parade celebrates the new year of the Chinese lunar calendar and is a festive event for everyone to enjoy. As one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver, the parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful and energetic lions from various local fraternal and martial arts organizations.

The parade will feature 70 entries, bringing over 3,000 participants from various community and cultural groups. The multicultural dance troupes represent the diverse segments of our Canadian cultural heritage such as the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, marching bands and various community groups. This fun, family-friendly cultural events attracts over 100,000 spectators along the route each year!

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