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Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archive

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This is a Community Center as well as a museum

It is a living, breathing part of the Chinatown community and is also extremely popular as a tour... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Yucho Chow Chinese photographer exhibit May 2019

Having been born and raised in Vancouver of mixed race background (Chinese & English) I have some... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2019
Chris M
Vancouver, Canada
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This museum traces the history of Chinese culture in Canada.
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555 Columbia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4H5, Canada
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

It is a living, breathing part of the Chinatown community and is also extremely popular as a tour bus destination for foreign visitors. It abuts the Botanical Gardens and is very near the large memorial to WW I Chinese soldiers and to the rail workers...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Having been born and raised in Vancouver of mixed race background (Chinese & English) I have some knowledge of the city’s early cultural and race relations history but I have to admit I wasn’t aware of the amazing story of Yucho Chow, an early Chinese...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed March 12, 2019

In May 2012, I was invited by some second World War Chinese Canadian Veterans to visit the Chinese Canadian Military Museum which is a part of the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives in Vancouver. At the time, they were touring the National War Museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CYFoodLover
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Not very big or layed out well. You walk down a hallway looking at a few Chinese antiques covered with signs to NOT TOUCH! And then there are endless pictures that are rather boring. The hallway ends and you have to turn and go back....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Lots to learn here. Those interested in Vancouver's history should definitely spend an hour or so investigating the Chinese contribution to Vancouver. Also, to be found upstairs is the Chinese Military Museum that includes information about contributions in World Wars I and II.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Admission is by donation so you don’t have to spend a lot To get in. The museum is right next to the sun yet sun gardens and is a worthwhile 30 minute exploration into the history of the Chinese in Vancouver, with a special section...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank notperfectalas2
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Vancouver is a city that seems to be highly influenced by eastern cultures, particularly China, everywhere you go throughout this city you see, lots of people from these origins, lots of shops selling products towards a Chinese market, even billboard advertisements in English and Chinese....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed October 10, 2015

This cultural center museum is adjacent to and part of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, another must-see. The Cultural Center hosts guided tours that include a wealth of information about the Garden’s intricacies. The museum is, however, designed in the style of living quarters...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

To me a must see as the Chinese are very much an integral part of the city from inception to now. Their culture and legacy live on

2  Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is always good to expand your mind and see new (to you) things and learn about other cultures. Be sure to look at the relief out side on the wall on the side behind the building.

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank A_V_Wedding_Lady
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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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