Plan a Visit

Explore the story of Canada through the lens of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Our exhibit hall narrates the rich history of early Chinese immigration to Canada and the many contributions of Chinese Canadians to the building of the nation.

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168 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3

Hours of Operation

Open Friday - Monday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed Tuesdays - Thursday

Exhibit Admission

Tickets to the main exhibit are for sale at the ticket counter located in the lobby of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

Reserve Tickets

Adult (18+)


Senior (65+)


with valid student ID


Youth (6-17)


Child (5 and under)


Family (2 adults and up to 3 youth)




Guided Docent Tours

We now offer guided tours free with admission, all ages welcome.

Tour length: 20-25 minutes.

Schedule: 1:30pm on Thursday to Monday.

Make the most of your visit with a guided tour!

Get a closer look at the exhibit highlights and hear some of the most memorable stories that have shaped Vancouver’s Chinatown. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and share reflections on the fascinating history and heritage of this unique neighbourhood.

Upon purchasing your admission ticket, please meet your guide in the lobby.

For information about private group tours of 10 or more, please contact April Liu, Manager of Public Programs and Education:

COVID-19 Protocols

To ensure a comfortable visit for all of our guests, we ask that you work with us to keep the Chinatown Storytelling Centre a safe place by following the below guidelines.

  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have come in contact with someone who has flu-like symptoms, please stay at home.
  • Starting April 8, 2022, the BC Vaccine Card is no longer required.
  • Masks are a personal choice for guests visiting our indoor space.
  • Please practice sneezing and coughing etiquette.
  • High-touch surfaces and washrooms will be disinfected by our staff throughout the day.
  • We highly encourage you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the building.

Getting Here

Located at the intersection of Main and Pender Streets, the Chinatown Storytelling Centre is in the historic Bank of Montreal building. It is close to many major bus and train lines.

Public Transit

SkyTrain: The Storytelling Centre is a 10-minute walk away from Stadium-Chinatown Station and Main Street-Science World station.

Bus: The 19, 22, 50, 3, and 8 buses stop at the intersection of Pender and Main St.

For a map of transit lines of the neighbourhood, please click here and save the image. To plan your commute, please click here.

Parking: While the Chinatown Storytelling Centre does not offer on-site parking, there is an EasyPark parking complex less than a three-minute walk away located in Chinatown Plaza at 106 Keefer Street. Metered street parking is also available. As metered street parking is limited, please allow for additional time if you require it.


Mobility Access
The ground floor of the building is fully wheelchair accessible.

There are stalls for persons with disabilities located at the EasyPark Lot 7 in Chinatown Plaza, 180 Keefer Street.

There is an accessible washroom and gender-neutral washrooms located on the ground floor.

Access 2 Card
The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is a proud participating venue in the Access 2 Card program. Cardholders will receive one free admission ticket for their support persons.

Please note that the Chinatown Storytelling Centre welcomes trained service dogs. Upon arrival at the Centre please identify your service dog to a member of our admissions team.

For more information, please email

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