Hey, Shirly here! I’m the Summer Tour Coordinator for the Chinatown tours. I am happy to report since commencing tours in June, we’re off to a great start.
The Chinatown tours started as a pilot project by a group of passionate young volunteers. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of this project to help enrich the curiosity of others who are interested in the history , the current development pressures and opportunities, and some of the specialty businesses in Chinatown.
Some of the most notable moments of the tour, according to the participants, is learning the history of how the two Chinatowns came to be and the several stops at different businesses. We visited Ying Fat, a store that manufactures and distributes tofu and other soybean products. People were fascinated by how many dessert options they had available. My favorite would be tofu pudding, or as I say it in Chinese, “Doufuhua”. Other businesses that we visited were Kanto, Creative Gift & Etc., Shan Shan Bakery, Bao An Herbal and Kim Fat. Indeed, Chinatown is one of those places that you can find everything within walking distance.
Here are some shots from recent tours!
We’ve had a lot of interest in the Chinatown tour. So much so, that we are pleased to announce regular lunch hour tours on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m. starting this week, in addition to the longer Sunday tours! If you are interested, join us on either Thursday or Sunday for a walk in Chinatown.
You can register online:
Meet at the north side of Canada Place by 97 Street NW and 101A Ave (across from the Nook Cafe) . Request for private tour with 10 people or more!
If you are interested in learning more about Chinatown or would like to volunteer with us, contact email@example.com