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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

Homage to my father and relatives.

Sue Yew Ming
In 1948 my father Sue Yew Ming and his two brothers, two nephews and a close relatives went to ...
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Canada Chinese Head Tax

Low Quon Sun
Our father came to Canada January 17, 1919. At that time the Canadian government required a head tax of $500.
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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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