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Vancouver Chinatown

106 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour
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A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s, Chinatown today is vibrant and full of exotic sights, sounds and smells.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good17%
  • Average22%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible31%
2 weeks ago
“Nothing special ”
17 Oct 2017
“Careful when walking there from Gastown!”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
106 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Original Chinatown with some interesting old buildings and wall art of how it was back in history. An interesting walk through the streets. A good history trip

Thank wazza53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really seedy and dirty area. Chinatown is probably home to Vancouver’s entire homeless population as they are everywhere on the street. Felt unsafe when I visited after dark.

Thank bloodbubble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent time in SF and also in Vancouver's Chinatown ( as well as NYC) I would say this is my most favourite, compact Chinatown. Don't miss Sun Yat Sen gardens!

Thank akkeri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found a time to visit Chinatown in downtown Vancouver BC after 3 years living here in metro Vancouver. Beside old and cultural buildings, stores with Chinese items and foods are very prominent in this area. For me, store with dried sea creatures and plants...More

Thank Mehrdad A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a trip to or from Gastown if you are looking for some great Chinese food but other than that it really isn’t worth a stop. Although I didn’t feel threatened, some of the streets around this neighborhood can be dicey and filled...More

Thank KnoxTravler
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were very disappointed with Chinatown in Vancouver. It has a lovely gate at the entrance, so it looked promising. But the whole place was very dirty and not welcoming. There was a lot of drug addicts in doorways and just laying in the street....More

Thank JenniMalta
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Interesting to see, with all the Chinese restaurants and stores that sell all sorts of unrecognizable herbs and dried items (I prefer not to ask or know what most of them are...). Also a few kitchy Chinese gift shops, if you want to buy a...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Chinatown near downtown Vancouver is in serious decline as many of the members of the Chinese community have moved to Richmond. Apart from some of the better maintained buildings, the neighborhood is dirty, decrepit and sketchy, with beggars and panhandlers in almost every corner....More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went to Chinatown in the early afternoon, and it was safe and fun. There are plenty of stores, restaurants, bakeries. I enjoyed the authentic Chinese food. The Chinese garden is also in this area.

Thank interviewtraveler
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place is shocking people are drugged up drunk in most side streets they just sit there suffering there affects from drugs and alcohol I wouldn't like to be there at night time I suggest you miss this place and visit gas town a adjoining...More

Thank Chris N
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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