Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver

3.6
#9 of 53 in Parks in Vancouver
Discover a pocket of Chinese culture in the heart of Canada at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, completed in 1986 as part of a project to enhance cultural connections between China and Western countries. The garden features traditional Chinese buildings, several koi ponds, and small, attractive bridges. Wander along the shaded paths to feel the tranquility endowed by this style of balanced architecture. To visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden on your holiday in Vancouver, and find out what else Vancouver has to offer, use our Vancouver road trip planning tool .
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  • First, you can view the actual gardens from a public area on the other side of the entrance. What you get from the paid entrance are a couple of rooms and Chinese style architecture of the walls aroun...  more »
  • This is not a large garden but it is beautiful and peaceful, and not expensive. We arrived in time to catch the included tour by one of the staff - this was really interesting and drew our attention t...  more »
  • This is a small lovely place but it is overpriced and it is in need of repair. Actually repairs were going on but no discount was offered. While we were there the Rees and bushes were being trimmed an...  more »
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  • It was amazing! A beautiful little pocket of ancient landscaping within the city. Take the tour that comes "free" with your purchase of entrance. So worth it. Learned so much; it gave deeper insight into what is really behind the entire structure. The guide was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable, I'll add her name as soon as I can obtain from my notes (starts with L I think). Small enough to get through in 45min - 1hr but I would have lingered longer if I had the time. I'll definitely be back if my travels allow.
  • Lovely Asian garden, water is less clean for the fish than last year. I like that it has big gold or Koi fish. Good gift shop with nice souvenirs available for purchase. I would give it give stars if the water was clearer so we could spot the fish like last year.
  • A great classic garden in vancouvers china town. There is a smaller free side to walk through if you do not have time. The admission side is a lot nicer and less people makes it more relaxing.
  • Very chill space! FREEEEE. Bring a friend and slowly walk around, enjoying the aesthetic and peace. Maybe have a toke before if that's your thing ;) Good place to transition your first-date coffee meeting if it's going well. Cool plants and great water feature. Would chill here again
  • A great place to visit & appreciate symbolism and purpose for each section of the garden. This garden is best appreciated when a tour guide is available (ask reception for schedules) to explain the structure and stories behind it which would otherwise just fly you by. They also offer free hot tea on colder days. At the end of the tour, I learned a lot of history and the culture behind this fine Classical Chinese Garden. I would go back again in different season to fully appreciate the cycles of certain trees & plants granting a different perspective than the last.
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