UPCOMING EVENT | Simon Chang: Passion for Fashion

Join us on Sat, Mar 16, 2024 at 4:00 PM at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre for an afternoon with Simon Chang!

Hong Kong-born and Vancouver-raised Simon Chang caught the attention of the fashion world in the 70s and 80s with his own label. Hear the stories of the prolific designer, who will delve into his evolution as a celebrated Canadian fashion icon. The great-grandson of Vancouver pioneer merchant Chang Toy, Simon will reflect on his upbringing in Chinatown and his influences.

We are excited to have special guest, David Lui, CEO of Kit and Ace, who will be moderating this event.

Indulgent chocolates inspired by the stories of Vancouver's Chinatown, made in Strathcona.

An exciting collaboration between our shop Foo Hung Curios and our friends at Hype Chocolate Co.

Presenting nostalgic charm in a new form, these chocolates feature iconic Chinese Canadian flavours, such as fortune cookie, White Rabbit candies, and a Earl Grey & Jasmine tea blend.

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

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is home to Canada's first permanent exhibit space dedicated to telling the stories of the Chinese Canadian journey and the living heritage of Vancouver's Chinatown.

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

Chinatown Storytelling Centre Exterior Shot

Our Journey Continues | 100 Years After the Chinese Immigration Act

A special exhibit honouring the multigenerational families who pursued their dreams and turned grievance into success.

One hundred years after the Chinese were barred from entering Canada, the descendants of those who paid the price have made exceptional inroads into Canadian culture and, in fact, defined who we are. No matter where we work today, Chinese Canadians are woven into the fabric of the Canadian story. This exhibit is a testament to the multigenerational families who, like all Canadian settlers, pursued their dreams and turned grievance into success.

Designed by the community-minded award-winning exhibit designers at Lost & Found.

Featured Stories

Dinner Time

Megan Kwan
Food has always been my connection to my Chinese roots. Born and raised here in suburban British Columbia ...
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"Pay Me Later"

Mamie Fung
“My father always had a car. He drove people around and he delivered things. But more or less he translate[d] for anybody...
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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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