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Jan 18, 2019
“Vancouver Chinatown... I really tried to like it...but”
Oct 22, 2018
“Chinatown is changing”
A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s, Chinatown today is vibrant and full of exotic sights, sounds and smells.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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106 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
+1 604-632-3808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and nice area to find some food. At a food court (4th Floor), I ate large Vancouver Crabs for 12 bucks (only 10 if you do not want the cook to add any sauce).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karlkoong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is undergoing huge changes and is a mixture of the old and new. Hip restaurants and bars nestle amongst old-time therbal shops, restaurants and bakeries with bargain prices. New town Bakery is a favourite. Long lineups throughout the day, 7 days a week....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ironduchess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chinatown is congested with tramps. No significant attractions over there. It’s quite dangerous for a solo traveler to hangover there

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank SHU LING K
Reviewed January 25, 2019

This is a special cultural section of Vancouver. So many places to shop for different things or eat in amazing places, some cost very little.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed January 18, 2019

We have visited many Chinatowns around the world, including the one in Victoria, BC. While visiting Vancouver waterfront, we decided to walk through Chinatown, instead of taking the Rapid transit. Whilst the Vancouver waterfront is pristine and devoid of what any city would consider "unfavorable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank reginafug
Reviewed January 17, 2019

I visited there for walk around and enjoying different atmosphere. There are a lot of interesting Chinese cuisine restaurant and retails as well. Some people said that dangerous place but I couldn't get any trouble in there. Souvenir shop staff was very kind. チャイナタウンは意見な場所ということで言われがちですが、昼間の時間で大通りであれば、ホームレスの方もいらっしゃりますが、特にこちらに被害を与えてくるわけではないので大丈夫でした。0.5cc シリンジとかがたまに転がっていますが、それに刺さるわけもなく、道路は東京のが汚いと思う場所もあると思います。...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ka7tnu
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Vancouver is 1/3 Chinese in 2019. This is a beautiful, well done and unique showcase of this important cultural component of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank konstantinamahlia
Reviewed December 23, 2018

What is a Chinatown? Historically, little more than a ghetto. Chinese people created self-sustaining communities not to impress tourists but because their lives were considered peripheral. Not unlike the Jewish or African American ghettos, Chinatowns exist because of discrimination and racism. Your complaint about Chinatown...More

Date of experience: December 2018
9  Thank raincitysunshine
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We walked thru Chinatown on a Saturday on our way to dinner. It was dirty, run down and full of beggars and homeless people. With so much wealth in Vancouver, it was a very sad and chastening experience, alas not restricted to Vancouver.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kenheni
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

I do wish the Chinatown was worth it. We love Chinatown all over the world. We have gone to San Francisco Chinatown, the Japan town in São Paulo, Chinatown in Washington DC, Chinatown in New York, our favorite. But this Chinatown unfortunately is the ugly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Anikabrazil
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With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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Kendi K
December 22, 2018|
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Response from travelsafer | Reviewed this property |
Try calling T&T Supermarket in Keefer place
November 13, 2018|
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Response from travelsafer | Reviewed this property |
Aria Market on Boswell Street or Granville Island Public market on Johnston Street or T&T in Chinatown may have them.
Michelle D
March 4, 2018|
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Response from rshaneel | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there is hardly anything there and it’s very unsafe. Only has from what I saw there like 2 mini restaurants and 1 souvenir store. We got out of there within 10 mins of arrival. If you visit you will know what I mean.