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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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An oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling Chinatown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first ever Chinese garden built outside of China and is a model of a Ming Dynasty scholar's home. It is a non-profit organization connecting cultures & communities through festivals, live music, art exhibits, theatre, education & wellness programs.In 2011, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden was named one of the "Top Ten City Gardens" in the world by National Geographic in their publication "Secret Journeys of a Lifetime".
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578 Carrall St | Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2, Canada
+1 604-662-3207
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited on a Tuesday in mid September. I paid $14.00 for admission and was just in time for the Koi feeding, calling them with a gong placed partially in the water. I also got to follow the guide for about an hour. Wish I...More

Thank hongkongdave44
Reviewed 3 days ago

A slightly random tourist choice for a Canadian city, but it was a nice day and I was in the area (although I don't recommend China Town or the route from Gastown to the garden as it's a little rough). The garden is beautiful and...More

Thank jac_knight
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this garden many times as I worked at a close by nursing home. Its vicinity to the historical Chinatown on a busy part of town yet offers you some calm and harmonious place to take a deep breath and reflection. A sunny day...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden was built to cement friendship between Vancouver and China using container loads of materials imported from China.It is a peaceful place and very beautiful. Guided tours are provided to explain the significance of many of the garden's contents. Well worth the visit.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip to the Chinatown district. Gorgeous and peaceful garden. Take the time to really look around and enjoy.

Thank kellydD8170TC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ensure that you join one of the free guided tours to get best out of these gardens, as without this, you will miss many of the garden's interesting features. It really is an oasis of tranquillity in the middle of the city and well worth...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant Chinese garden, beautifully laid out. A haven of peace and quiet in Vancouver. Take the guided tour if possible as it adds to the experience. Free jasmine tee at the end and a chance to try calligraphy. Highly recommended.

Thank Monkeyhumble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotted prior to our departure and considered it a "Must". We were not disappointed. An Oasis amongst the City dwellings.

Thank Rizzo999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited all three classical chinese gardens that are outside China (Portland, New Zealand, Vancouver). They all share common elements, yet all have their own personality and ambience. This one seemed especially tranquil and beautiful. The adjoining park is a delight as well.

Thank westfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn’t arrive at the right time for a tour but could easily catch up with the one before and listen in, it was very interesting and I would recommend it. The garden was peaceful and interesting, would recommend.

Thank halcyon_times
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Well we only visited last week and it is still very mild here. Nothing had started dying back and none of the trees have started turning yet. I think you will be ok for end of October Cheers Alex
28 May 2017|
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Response from Northcoast_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
We visited in mid-July 2017 and found the property in pristine condition and both Koi and the resident turtle enjoying the renovated pond. The adjacent public park was also clean and well-tended.
28 September 2015|
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Response from vanchinesegarden | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question and my apologies for the delayed reply! We accept American cash 1:1. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and debit. Hope this helps and we'll see you soon! If there are any other details I... More