Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

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Looking for some innovative field trip ideas or experiential learning opportunities for your students? Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of Canada’s most iconic neighbourhoods and an ideal site for studying the city’s history and unique diversity. Five dynamic cultural organizations are teaming up to welcome teachers for a day of guided tours, networking, and prize draws. Teachers will have the opportunity to meet the programming staff at each venue and learn about the engaging programs being developed for students of all ages. Entrance fees for each venue will be complimentary for all teachers on this day. 

Co-presented by:

  • Chinatown Storytelling Centre (168 E Pender St)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum (27 E Pender St)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St)
  • Dragon Boat BC (Booth at 578 Carrall St)
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation (Booth at 578 Carrall St)

Teachers are welcome to drop in at the organizations at any time during the day, or join us for any or all of the guided visits listed below. Visit all participating organizations for a chance to win a grand prize!

Free Visit Times:

Chinatown Storytelling Centre: 10 am - 5 pm (guided visit at 10am)

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden tour + Dragon Boat BC + Vancouver Heritage Foundation: 10 am - 3 pm (guided visit at 11:30am)

Chinese Canadian Museum: 10 am - 3 pm (guided visit at 1:30pm)



Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with us!

In person group bookings will be available from January 17th to February 11th 2022.

Visit our website for more details!


Not able to visit us in-person?

Lesson Kits, props kits, craft kits and online activities are available. See separate post on this website or visit https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Tiger!

Not able to come to the Garden in-person? Join us in your classroom! 

Lesson Kits $40 (+ tax)

  • teaching plan, Powerpoints and photocopiable material 
  • craft materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Props Kits rental $30 (+ tax)

  • decorations and photos
  • storytelling props
  • authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.

Craft Kit Only $15 (+ tax) includes the materials to make a New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Visit our website for more details:


In this activity, inspired by the traditional windows and views of a Chinese garden, students will think about a view they would like to frame and create it within the octagonal shape of a leak window frame.

This activity can be adapted easily to the age of the students and the time available in class.


  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF) $20
  • Craft materials kit (for one class): cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. $40 
  • All of the aove plus virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins) $50

Contact us through this form for more information and to order!


This year the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14th. Why not explore it with our Dragon Tales lesson kit! This is based on our popular Dragon Tales program that highlights some of this ancient festival’s stories, traditional customs and food, such as zhongzi/joong dumplings.

Lesson Kit:
Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials. Pick up or delivery options available.
$35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Craft Only kit:
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft (see photo)
$2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax) 

Visit our website for more details! https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/dragon-boating/

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