Archive of posts tagged "chinatown"

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

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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 […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Chinatown

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The Chinatown Festival this weekend will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Given that the City of Vancouver is only 124, it’s important to get to know this historic community. 500 block of Carrall near Pender. 1900s. Archives item# CVA 677-580 Background and history: “Vancouver’s Chinatown is a community with a long history. […]

Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2010

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The 11th annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival is this coming weekend with cultural dance, music, food, and activities all day Saturday and Sunday. This event will also celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and will be a historic photograph exhibition in honor of this milestone. Special event: StreetFest August 14, 6:00pm to 10:00pm Dancing, music, […]