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Dumplings and Cultural Depth

My first dumplings may not have met the highest standard of wrapper design. Still once steamed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gordon M
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Great way to understand Vancouver!

Judy gave a terrific Chinatown tour, explaining how the Chinese community organizes itself, showing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Here's how my tours work ... I customize them to what people want. I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one that has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate 30% of what I make to the...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first dumplings may not have met the highest standard of wrapper design. Still once steamed, crisped and in the mouth they were soooo tasty. Especially after learning about the evolution of China Town. Judy was so knowledgeable with many personal anicdotes. I can highly...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Judy gave a terrific Chinatown tour, explaining how the Chinese community organizes itself, showing us behind-the-scenes gathering places and explainingn the pressures facing the Chinese community in the region. Her dumpling class is well worth the time -- and the dumplings are SO tasty!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Judy is open to customizing the tour the way you would like but we opted to just go for a more general tour learning about Vancouver's Chinatown. The tour started with an in-depth dive into the history of the Chinese in North America with more...More

Thank Willie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a 2-hour tour for a class of international students. Judy started by presenting some photos and stories about Chinatown's history. We proceeded to visit several historic buildings in the area and learn about clan and county associations. Many of the students said afterward...More

Thank martindanyluk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a two hour tour for my grade 9 students. We studied Canadian and Vancouver immigration and a tour with Judy was excellent enrichment for us. The walking tour and Judy’s access to Chinatown’s legendary buildings brought us insight and awareness. Thank you Judy...More

Thank pnacanada
Reviewed 30 June 2018

What a pleasure it was to meet Judy and to tour Vancouver Chinatown with her. We started by learning about Vancouver Chinatown and other Chinatowns around the world, e.g., that they were originally developed by Cantonese-speaking men from Southern China. Judy engaged us by showing...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A very personal tour given from a Chinese perspective. The history of Chinatown comes alive as Judy takes you from the arrival of Chinese people ,to their journey to citizenship, to political activism. She discussed culture and architecture.We entered buildings not normally open to the...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations in so many ways. As someone who lives in Vancouver already and who has been to Chinatown many times, Judy were able to show me a Chinatown I’ve never knew before. Before this, I never knew there are more than...More

Thank coccet
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Judy humanised the tour, i expected the usual tour leaning heavily on .. architecture and statisitics. What i got was a suprise. It has completley changed my perception towards china towns not just in vancouver but in Australia, Mexico, etc. Would i reccomend the tour...More

Thank kenpaget2018
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I took my Grade 4/5 class on one of Judy's tours. We were learning about Chinese immigration during the gold rush and the construction of the CPR. Our tour was completely customized, which really helped to build on the ideas we had already learned in...More

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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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