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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a site of cultural heritage, learning, and reflection in Vancouver's historic Chinatown. Modeled after Ming Dynasty private scholar’s gardens, it is the first of its kind built outside of China. This...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens is the only authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. They have a lot of specimens of Bonsai trees and one is 150 years old. There is a free small garden on the property but you have to continue into the garden to get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning Chinese garden even in the torrential rain! Well worth a visit. Lovely jasmine tea, great gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the exception of the skyscrapers looming overhead you would not know that this garden is in the centre of the city. Volunteers helpful and informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in San Francisco for 4 years so I enjoy visiting Chinatown areas for comparison whenever I'm in other large cities. I was with my husband and 26 year old stepdaughter and we decided to walk from Gastown to this area and visit the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frau65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gardens themselves are not bad. However, first the price is way to high and second, half the gardens are free and there is no mention of that. You wouldn't be missing much if you skipped the pay part and just went to the open...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lance H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice place to visit. You can experience some of the garden for free. There is one pond and gazebo that is not inside the pay area. So if you are not a big fan of Chinese gardens you could visit that part....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank britth6988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These Chinese gardens are incredible and probably the second best (of this type) in the world. The first being in China. This is one place all tourists should visit as there is much more than gardens to see. I recommend you take the guided tour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank davetheknave1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our visit to the classical side of the garden, we participated in a Chinese Tea Ceremony, led by Lillian. The experience was a serene delight, a journey into understanding tea and the Chinese ceremony, in a gorgeous setting. And the tea was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this quiet and relaxing oasis in the middle of Vancouver. It’s free to enter the garden and you’ll definitely enjoy a stroll though it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 293katrinr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is a beautiful space but to really enjoy it you need to take the tour. The significance of all the elements was interesting to learn.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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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August 14, 2019|
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Response from thundercat114 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry started the tour but after 20 minutes we decided to do our own thing. Could have been down to the guide be cause it quite heavy going.
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Well we only visited last week and it is still very mild here. Nothing had started dying back and none of the trees have started turning yet. I think you will be ok for end of October Cheers Alex
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Northcoast_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
We visited in mid-July 2017 and found the property in pristine condition and both Koi and the resident turtle enjoying the renovated pond. The adjacent public park was also clean and well-tended.