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.
168 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3
Open Friday - Monday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Tickets to the main exhibit are for sale at the ticket counter located in the lobby of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.
We offer guided tours for groups of 10 or more for an additional $100 per group.
Regular admission price for each guest will still apply.
Book your tour now by emailing us.
with valid student ID
Child (5 and under)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 youth)
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.
As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination is not required for entry into the Chinatown Storytelling Centre's exhibit hall.
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.
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.
Offering a unique and immersive setting for your events, the Chinatown Storytelling Centre provides the perfect backdrop for your special event. A short drive from the downtown core and close to major transit lines, it’s the perfect venue for meetings, speaker series, workshops, and receptions.
The 3,000 square ft space can host up to 150 guests with customizable solutions tailored to your event. Explore your options with our dedicated team.
Contact us to book the CSC for your next event venue: Please call 604-979-8368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All day Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday to Monday,
starting after 5:30 pm
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.
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