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See how Vancouver’s Chinatown community helped shape our city’s past, present, and future.

Explore the vibrant history of Vancouver’s Chinatown through interactive exhibits filled with stories from the people who lived, worked and played there.

Artefacts, photos, and recordings from the 1880s to present day create an immersive self-guided storytelling experience for the whole family.

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Featured Stories

Volunteer Story

Penny Tham
“I’m doing work about something I really care about, and it’s probably one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life.”
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Teacher Turned Historian

Lily Chow
Lily Chow embraced her new life in BC when she immigrated from Malaysia in 1967 and began teaching high school in Prince George....
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Foo Hung Curios interior snapshot

Visit Foo Hung Curios at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

A purveyor of home goods, stationery, art and jewelry, the store offers a contemporary take on traditional objects. showcasing Chinese Canadian designers and artists.

All proceeds from Foo Hung Curios sales support the programs of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

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