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Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Its potential has not been tapped into, and it remains a so-so attraction

Most Calgarians will have some sort of fond memory of a great meal or lunch in Chinatown, or of something seen while walking or driving through. But compared to other Chinatowns... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Calgary, Canada
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We are a group of 9 friends in our 40's visiting from the US, mostly from California, some from Chicago and some Houston. We visited the Calgary Chinatown on Saturday 9/3/2016. We had a wonderful experience, and I wish we had more time to explore it! We were a little bored walking the Calgary downtown area, and the unique building... More 

Thank AnneChicagoUS
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Most Calgarians will have some sort of fond memory of a great meal or lunch in Chinatown, or of something seen while walking or driving through. But compared to other Chinatowns in other cities, even Canadian ones, there isn't a lot to do here except have a meal. There are a few interesting things to see, like the gorgeous Cultural... More 

Thank BenLar137
Saskatoon,SK Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I wouldn't put this on your travel list for Calgary unless you were perhaps coming here specifically to eat or were in the area. Its located right down town and the parking is astronomical and hard to get on week days. We actually lucked out on our Saturday visit and saw they had a small dancing Dragon with the guys... More 

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Thank Saskheat
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Calgary's China Town is an eclectic mix of old and new. Traditional meets modern in art, culture and culinary modalities. The Chinese cultural center is an example of today's modern art, style and color capitalizing on the amazing influence of the past. Many shops have traditional Eastern displays and equally, you can find modern Western flair. Why not try any... More 

Thank Michael B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

If you're not looking for a thrill, scenery, or entertainment but just for some good food, go for it! Plenty of good restaurants here from many parts of Asia. The dining is inexpensive, casual, and most importantly good food. Give it a try!

Thank myleftboot
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Their is really nothing here to see. The most notable place is the Chinese cultural society which is in an interesting building. Beyond that and a small garden is pretty much the entire show.

Thank bsorge
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,545 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Has the name china town but to me seemed nothing more than a few shops and a cultural centre dont expect san francisco style china town - worth a quick look but thats all it will be

Thank swift314
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The Chinatown here in downtown Calgary is very small and not very interesting. There is Dragon City Mall which you can visit but, again, its small and there isn't much there. Personally I wouldn't make an effort to visit Chinatown, unless you were going to eat.

Thank Martiniy
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Chinatown in down town Calgary is very small and pretty uninteresting unless you are there for a meal.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

It doesn't take long to poke around Chinatown. There are some interesting pharmacies, Chinese gift stores and restaurants. It's authentic with reasonable prices.

Thank seetheworld2014

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