Historical Chinatown Tours, Vancouver

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Run by a guide with a master's degree in Chinese Canadian history, Historical Chinatown Tours offer an important glimpse into history and a chance to visit many heritage buildings. These tours are extremely customizable and can be tailored to meet your needs--just tell your guide what you wish to see and she'll arrange the trip accordingly. As you explore, you'll have an opportunity to visit an herbal store, a traditional tailor shop, and a restaurant with over a century of history in the same location. Learn more about the operator and the tour online, or contact Judy by e-mail to ask questions or discuss special tour requirements. To visit Historical Chinatown Tours on your trip to Vancouver, use our Vancouver trip planner .
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  • I really wanted to visit the Chinatown tongs and this tour did not disappoint. Judy has unique access to these clubhouses and some surprising heritage space. She has done extensive research on the Chi...  more »
  • Judy is your guide to the history of not just the Chinatown of Vancouver of Chinese immigration throughout the world. She makes her lessons personal, adding bits of her history and that of the neighbo...  more »
  • A fantastic tour! I took a group of students in a high school level leadership program on this Historical Chinatown tour. Judy and Steven were welcoming, very knowledgable and passionate. They packed ...  more »
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  • This past April, I took my Grade Five class on a field trip to Chinatown with Ms. Lam as our guide. She was a great presenter, and was able to make her presentation very accessible to my group of nine- and ten-year old children. She shared a wealth of knowledge and information that made the experience meaningful and interesting for the children and adult chaperones. I'm happy to recommend her tour to teachers, tourists, and interested locals!
  • The best tour I have taken ever! Judy is so knowledgeable and she was able to show me a Chinatown no one else knew because she knows everybody here. We were able to go into heritage buildings that are not opened to the public. I not only learned about Chinatown in Vancouver but also around the world, and I now understand why this place grows to be the way it is. Very informative and engaging! Thank you Judy.
  • August We were only in Vancouver for a few days before our Alaska cruise which boarded at noon ,so we arranged with Judy to meet her at 9 with all our bags. We then proceeded to have a marvelous tour of Chinatown. We would have loved to spend days with her She was brilliant so informative it was a pleasure.
  • Judy is the best Chinatown guide around. She is very knowledgeable and gives you an insiders view of the neighbourhood. She is very connected to the people and places and offers a unique perspective. She gets you into places you would never have access to and introduces you to the people who make up the past and present of this very vibrant community. Her passion is evident when she shares the history and culture of the area. I would highly recommend taking one of Judy's tours whether you are a visitor or local. It is a very memorable and unique experience!
  • I went on a tour with my coworkers and having Judy guide us was wonderful. Judy was very knowledgeable and she knew the ins and outs of Chinatown. I usually do not go on tours, but I am glad I went to this one. I learned more about the history of Chinatown than I thought I knew. Judy had special access to get in to places you wouldn't be able to go in yourself. Overall, the tour was fantastic and I highly recommend you guys try it too.
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