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Historical Chinatown Tours

160 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
+1 604-418-8560
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Really enjoyed this tour

I spent a lot of time in Chinatown growing up, even lived near here for many years and I learnt so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eddie Y
Amazing field trip experience!

I highly recommend taking a tour with Judy! She did a fantastic job of tailoring the tour to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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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 Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations. I also make dumplings for the elders on special occasions. I take people into numerous clan and county Association buildings, to a herbal store, to Sai Woo ... the only place in Chinatown where there's been a restaurant for over 100 years ... to Modernize Tailors where you get to meet 95-year-old tailor Bill Wong. Tell me what you want the focus of the tour to be and I will arrange it accordingly.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
160 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
+1 604-418-8560

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a lot of time in Chinatown growing up, even lived near here for many years and I learnt so much from Judy on this tour. Really interesting, and it was great to see inside the buildings to see not only how things used...More

Thank Eddie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend taking a tour with Judy! She did a fantastic job of tailoring the tour to the learning needs of my Grade 5 class. She is informative, personable and well connected with the Chinatown community. My students walked away with a deeper understanding...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Judy on a drizzly Sunday morn. She was very personable & knowledgeable of Vancouver’s Chinatown as well as other Chinatowns throughout the world. She also shared tips for our stops in Seattle & Portland. We learned...More

Thank Susienovember
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Judy provides a super informative and interesting tour and she knows about everything there is to know about Vancouver’s Chinatown! I particularly enjoyed meeting a number of the local merchants, a few of the elders and even seeing the inner chambers of a couple of...More

Thank Rennie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Historical Chinatown Tour. It is a fascinating tour that is highly educational and informative weaving the listener through time; touching on culture, politics, and history. Judy and Steven are extremely professional, courteous, and are a wealth of knowledge. I very much...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family took a tour with Judy and it was a wonderfully enriching experience. We were able to see a side of Chinatown that you don't see passing by at street level. Being able to walk through the associations was especially fun for my kids....More

Thank mblommestein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite sudden schedule changes and bad weather, Judy was able to accommodate all of my students and gave them an informative tour on Vancouver Chinatown's history, Chinatown history around the world, story of the historical buildings etc. Judy also helped organized a dim sum experience...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Myself and three friends attended Judy Lam Maxwell's Sneak Peek into Chinatown walking tour last weekend as part of the DTES Heart of the City Festival and enjoyed the two hour glimpse into this fascinating part of our city. Judy took her tour into places...More

Thank Jodils14
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I did a Chinatown tour with Judy. Her knowledge of the history and the people of this community is amazing. It is obvious that she truly cares about this neighbourhood and it's historical significance to this city.

Thank mich712017
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I did a tour with an elementary school field trip and was extremely satisfied with the tour. I believe that everyone should do this tour at least once. What you learn has great value and you will find yourself amazed, curious and your perspective changed...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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August 8, 2015|
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Response from Judy L | Property representative |
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