Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver

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#9 of 51 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's a beautiful recreation of an old Chinese garden. Although it's a small garden, for it's size, I'd give it 5 stars. It's nothing like you've ever seen before. It has these old ancient Chinese buildings, and lots of water going. It has lots of flowers from different kinds that will just stun you. It's an absolutely amazing view.
  • The first time I went to the garden I just explored the free side. It's beautiful with some great photo ops and a quiet oasis to forget the city bustle. Because it's free though it can be busy. Last time we did the paid tour. Worth every penny. . . our guide was knowledgeable and warm and took plenty of time for questions and exploration. It was a cool damp day (so, Vancouver) so the warm tea at the end was great. Learned a ton about Japanese garden and scholar home...highly recommend the tour.
  • A gorgeous, meticulously made traditional chinese garden. If you go for a tour you would be amazed at the depth of the construction and the layers of meaning in the actual shape of the structure. Everything has different meanings, and all the meanings and aesthetics can change based on the WEATHER! It is an incredible must-see place of Chinatown.
  • Loved this place! It was the most magical place of all time, the inner garden seem almost unrealistic. Surrounded by a bustling city, the gardens are as calm as ocean at big.
  • I lived in Vancouver for years and never knew all the history and interesting information about this garden. The tour guide was friendly and VERY knowledgeable, and did well to teach all the interesting history and facts that you'd never pick up on your own. I now believe this garden to be one of the important landmarks of Vancouver. Well worth the money for the tour.
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