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World's Largest Chinatown

Vancouver's Chinatown began between 1890 and 1920 in what was originally known as Shanghai Alley. By 1904 a Chinese-style courtyard known as Canton Alley was created and the Alleys were filled with vibrant nightlife, shopping, music, and cultural activities.

Since that time it has grown into the world's largest Chinatown, becoming a destination point for many people from around the world.

Vancouver's Chinatown is home to some of the city's most famous historical buildings and cultural locations, including the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archive and the Dr. Sun Yan Sen Chinese Garden. Each year Chinatown also hosts a range of cultural festivals and events.

Of course, a visit to Chinatown wouldn't be complete without visiting some of the amazing food vendors and restaurants showcasing cuisine from different Asian regions.

Open in Google Maps: Chinatown, Vancouver

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