Explore Chinatown!

Last updated on
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Program Description

Chinatown is a National Historic Site and one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one who has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate money to the Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations. I also make the elders my famous dumplings to show my appreciation and respect.
 
I don't have set times for tours. I customize my tours to what people want.

I take people to numerous clan and county association buildings, to a herbal store, to dried goods and fresh produce stores, etc. You will feel embraced by the community.

Here are some news articles on my business ... 
http://nationalpost.com/travel/from-east-to-west-hot-destinations-across-canada/wcm/b8bec4d5-f3e0-41cc-9801-491d9f41d952 
 
https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2016/02/26/inside-vancouver-s-historic-chinatown 
 
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-dtes-main-20160403-story.html 
 
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/five+must+sees+vancouver+from+canada+urban+park+best+city+markets/11946670/story.html 

http://mi.lapresse.ca/screens/3e0733a5-9497-448c-b116-ba1325fca89d__7C___0.html

http://vieamaggi.com/chinatown-dumpling-masterclass/ 

Where Magazine published a write-up on my dumpling lessons (flip to page 75):

https://en.calameo.com/read/0056603007ceae2f1cf38

and my tours  https://en.calameo.com/read/005660300ae4862d7ada5  (go to page 15 and 61)

Breakfast Television did a feature on me and my Chinatown community ...

https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/a-trip-through-vancouvers-chinatown/ 

And some students did a documentary on me and my community ...

https://vimeo.com/323829581

Big Ideas
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Rights, roles, and responsibilities shape our identity and help us build healthy relationships with others.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
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  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $10.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $15.00
    Additional Notes

    Duration is 1-1.5 hrs in length.

    Professional Development Tours include a package, are 2.5 hours, and include a resource package.