Archive of posts tagged "chinatown"

Vancouver Icons: Chinatown

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The Vancouver Icons series focuses on statues, bridges, sculptures, buildings, and other public landmarks that are frequently photographed and shared online. Founded in 1880, Chinatown is one of Vancouver’s most distinct neighbourhoods and is perfect for this showcase. It’s full of culture, unique architecture, character, and it’s also a National Historic Site of Canada. What […]

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival 2012

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Celebrate the change of seasons on Friday December 21st on Granville Island, in South East False Creek, in Yaletown, Chinatown, and on the East Side with the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Presented by the Secret Lantern Society, this free family event will have lanterns, singing, dancing, and a processions through town. Granville Island Starting at […]

Royal BC Museum Satellite Gallery in Vancouver

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The Royal BC Museum, a favourite attraction of many in Victoria (myself included), has opened up a satellite gallery in Vancouver at the Wing Sang building on East Pender. From June 14 to September 3, 2012 Wing Sang will feature Intimate Glimpses: Emily Carr — the evolution of an artist. This exhibition will include a […]

Obscura Day 2012

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Atlas Obscura Day is an annual event that happens around the globe as quirky, strange, and usual attractions open their doors and share their stories. While many of the activities are already sold out for the April 28th event, the celebration of exceptional and alluring spaces and places can provide ideas for future visits. In […]

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is World’s Best

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A National Geographic book has just ranked our very own Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden as the best “city garden” in the world. “The classical Chinese garden was the first garden in the Ming Dynasty style created outside of China, and is located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, just blocks from the troubled heart of […]

Vancouver’s Secret Garden Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Comments 1 by John Biehler

As you may know, it is Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary this year. It is also the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden which is located in the heart of Chinatown. Although the Garden has been around since 1986, many people have never visited. In some ways, it is Vancouver’s secret garden. To […]