Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

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

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

Let us help you to recreate the excitement in your school.

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 $20 (+ tax)

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

Craft Kit Only $10 (+ tax) includes the materials to make a New Year decoration (24 pieces)

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

Our Garden is temporarily closed to the public but we are open for school groups. With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization.

CNY group bookings will be available every Tuesday, Wednesady and Thursday from February 1st to February 26th 2021.

Visit our website for more details!


Not able to visit us in-person? Let us help you to recreate the excitement in your school.

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

Join us online!

Visit our website for free downloadable Chinese New Year learning activities, storytelling videos and more.

A Chinese Garden is so much more than a collection of rocks and plants. Enjoy a Grade-appropriate, interactive tour of the Garden and learn about Ming Dynasty family life, philosophy and arts. This tour lends itself to a variety of curriculum outcomes and our knowledgeable facilitators can adapt the tour to your learning objectives, student age or English language level.

A 30 minute Garden Tour is also available as an add-on to other programs. Contact us for more information. 

Learn about the objects, stories and lives of Chinese immigrants and those they interacted with in early Vancouver.

This program is a perfect resource for classroom studies on Chinese immigration to Canada. Students will discuss the issues surrounding early Chinese immigration, watch a short video, look through our immigration suitcases and use critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and create a short presentation. 

For the second part of the program, teachers can choose between a Garden Tour, exploring the cultural background of the first Chinese Immigrants, or a mini-Chinatown Walk in our immediate neighbourhood, looking at some of architecture and stories from the early days of Chinatown.

Contact us or visit our website for more information. 

What animals are hiding within the garden walls? Our Garden is filled with animals, both real and symbolic. Through fun and interactive activities, students will explore the Garden and learn about the cultural significance of certain animals. 

The program ends with the students making an animal-themed craft to take home.

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