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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  • A wonderful blend of history, bringing a depth and new perspective to the Chinatown experience. Delicious dumplings! I consider myself a pretty good cook but really learned new techniques here.  more »
  • I want to clarify that our only experience is with Judy and the dumpling making class, this is not a reflection of the rest of the company. We had booked a dumpling making class with Judy for...  more »
  • The tour guide, Judy, began the event in a small restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown. She gave our group (12 people) an overview of the history of Chinatowns both in Vancouver and around the world...  more »
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  • My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Judy! I often come to Chinatown for the many excellent restaurants and great stores but the tour was eye-opening for me. It was so great to go into the tong buildings and to see how warmly Judy was greeted by community members. The interior of the building Sai Woo is housed in is about 5 stories of awesome with some very cool architectural features. Judy's degree in Chinese history coupled with her connection to the community gave us an insight into a unique part of Vancouver that deserves to be recognized and treasured. Making the dumplings was a lot of fun, they were delicious!
  • 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!

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