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Vancouver Chinatown

106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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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%
  • Average23%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible30%
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106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Apparently this is the second biggest Chinatown in North America. Well that maybe - but there's really not too much to see - and it's on the edge of some quite unpleasant areas. Not one of my 'must sees' in Vancouver.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a disappointment to see Chinatown today in the current state. The energy faded drastically in 2 decades. It was a great place to visit before the homeless and druggies invaded the area. Causing shops to close down and decrease tourism. Explore the place well...More

1  Thank weareoneexo
Reviewed 6 days ago

A horrendous place - run down, squalid, depressing and it merges with a slum area blighted by druggies. Vancouver Tourism - wake up and get this sorted. My son described the people in this area as the "walking dead". Get out of here as fast...More

Thank Norman W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Chinatown. There are so many shops and great bakeries with Chinese pastries and fresh vegetables at cheap prices. You also can have a great dim sum or Chinese food for dinner.

Thank ahha2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a historical parts of Vancouver and one of the larger Chinatowns in North America. Little did the original residents of Chinatown realize that one day around 40% of Vancouver residents would be of Asian descent. Thus there actually are many Chinatowns in Vancouver....More

Thank Skibumdude
Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of the gross dead fish here was hard to take. Dried out shrimp etc. I don't know how one could eat such stuff! The place was nice to walk through if you could handle the smell. I liked the chinese designs on the...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around Chinatown was fairly enjoyable. Lots of shops and friendly people. We enjoyed looking through the merchandise and buying some items. Overall an experience that would recommend while visiting Vancouver.

Thank Laen27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals say:"Go if you want to see hobos.It's dirty" This is VERY accurate, it smells, run down and unwelcoming. There are bums everywhere. Over all sad/depressing. I would not walk down here at night. Thank goodness Chinatown is within easy walking distance of Gastown,...More

1  Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the cleanest Chinatown that I have ever seen. Shops have a lot of souvenirs at very low prices, and produce stores have some fruits that are not readily available in the USA. Even parking was a breeze.

Thank wanderlustat50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is supposed to be the 3rd largest chinatown in this part of the world but it is really pathetic looking. More like a neighbourhood slum. Not vibrant at all. Not worth visiting unless you wish to dine at some of the eateries here.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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
Nearby Restaurants
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
351 reviews
.10 km away
Sai Woo
124 reviews
.15 km away
The Keefer Bar
76 reviews
.06 km away
New Town Bakery & Restaurant
163 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
1,163 reviews
.14 km away
Jimi Hendrix Shrine
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.25 km away
Sam Kee Building
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.25 km away
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