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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first ever Chinese garden built outside of China and is a model of a Ming Dynasty scholar's home. It is a non-profit organization connecting...more
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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a nice lunch at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in China Town, we went across the street to visit the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It was Remembrance Day time and we were treated to an open house visit - no entrance fee -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You get the impression this is bigger than it is as half of it is not actually in the real garden but adjoins and is free. It’s in a slightly dodgy area of town, so don’t was from Gastown up to the gardens. Go another...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss out on this oasis in Vancouver - bit of peace and quiet is lovely when you are walked out and overloaded. Saw my first ever tiny green humming bird - real treat when you come from Ireland to see one. Thank you.

Thank ann t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tranquil and peaceful. Lots of black-stemmed bamboo and other exotic trees. Only went to the free public garden, though I believe there's another garden that you can pay to see as well.

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an entry fee to get into the Memorial Hall, but entry to the small garden is free. We had a walk around this garden for a few minutes and left. Not much to see at all.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to be walking through the area and found this beautiful garden on a beautiful day! We were so happy we found this lovely spot in the city.

Thank wheedance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a free public garden and a private garden that is by tour only, and I cannot recommend the tour enough. Our docent, Chelsea, was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable, very friendly, and open to all of the questions that came up...More

Thank Echolynn
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The Chinese gardens in Sydney Australia are far superior to these ones, China Town itself is quite dirty and disappointing.

Thank Kemi C
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Situated in the Chinatown section of Vancouver this is a large estate with a superb layout of Chinese Ming dynasty’s history and culture. It’s architecture is its only kind in Canada and a plus that compliments Vancouver’s other outstanding buildings. You can take a slow...More

Thank paulngailb
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It was nice to find such a peaceful spot within the busy city. We learned alot from our wonderful tour guide.

Thank sam h
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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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October 3, 2017|
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Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Well we only visited last week and it is still very mild here. Nothing had started dying back and none of the trees have started turning yet. I think you will be ok for end of October Cheers Alex
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Northcoast_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
We visited in mid-July 2017 and found the property in pristine condition and both Koi and the resident turtle enjoying the renovated pond. The adjacent public park was also clean and well-tended.
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Hello, Thank you for your question and my apologies for the delayed reply! We accept American cash 1:1. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and debit. Hope this helps and we'll see you soon! If there are any other details I... More