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Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area Society


Conveniently located right next to Vancouver’s downtown business core, Chinatown is highly accessible for visitors from all directions. Whether you are taking the Skytrain or biking via the Carrall Street Greenway, come discover how easy it is to come down to Chinatown.

For more information about Vancouver Chinatown, contact the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society at 604-632-3808 or a

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Walking from Downtown to Chinatown is convenient. (eg: from Canada Place / Burrard St.) Starting from West Pender St. and heading east, you will pass through Granville St., Homer St., & Cambie St. (about 6 to 8 blocks). When you walk past Cambie St., you will see the Millennium Gate erected across the West Pender St. near Abbott St.. When you get through the Gate on Pender St., you already arrive at the Chinatown area. Or just follow the Silk Road banners from Downtown Vancouver Public Library, it is only a 15 minutes walk to Chinatown area. Click here for Silk Road Route Map.

There are many designated bicycle routes in Vancouver area of which some can bring you to Chinatown area such as the bicycle routes on Pender St., Keefer St., Union St. and Quebec St. For further details, please check on the bicycle route map of the City webpage.

If you are coming from the United States (eg: Seattle, WA), drive along Highway I-5 heading north. The I-5 will merge with Highway 99 after crossing the border. Keep heading north on Hwy 99. The Hwy 99 will bring you to Vancouver after passing the Oak Street Bridge. Exit to Marine Drive East after crossing the Oak Street Bridge. Heading east on Marine Drive East and turn left on Main St. Heading north on Main St. for about 15 to 20 minutes drive will bring you to Chinatown area. (East Georgia St., Keefer St., East Pender St.). You can turn left on Keefer St. and find parking inside the parkade of Chinatown Plaza.

If you are driving from the East Coast using the Trans-Canada highway (Highway 1), take the exit at East Hastings St. and heading west after entering Vancouver, BC. It will take you about 10 to 15 minutes drive on East Hastings St. before bringing you to Main St. Turn left on Main St. and then you are entering Chinatown area (East Pender St., Keefer St., East Georgia St.). You can turn right on Keefer St. and find parking inside the parkade of Chinatown Plaza.

Click here for online directions.

By Skytrain:

Get down at the “Stadium – Chinatown” Station. Look for the sign “Chinatown” andwalk east down Keefer St. for three blocks will bring you to Chinatown area. Detailed instructions and schedules on Skytrain are available at 604-953-3333 or

By Bus:

Take the bus #22 Knight or bus #19 Metrotown from Downtown Vancouver. Get off the bus at the next stop after the Millennium Gate.

C21Yaletown/Beach/Burrard Stn and C23 Main St. Stn/Davie stop at Keefer and Columbia St. Bus #50 Waterfront Station / False Street South also stops along Columbia St. in Chinatown. There are plenty of buses heading up and down East Hastings St., Main St. and East Pender St. that can bring you to Chinatown as well. Detailed instructions and schedules on buses are available at 604-953-3333 or


Meter Parking

There are meter parkings all along the streets in Chinatown area. You can find meters along Main Street, East Pender Street, Keefer Street, East Georgia Street, Gore Street, Columbia Street, and Carrall Street. You can park for the right period of your need.

Indoor Parking

Chinatown Plaza Parkade

180 Keefer Street

  • Over 950 stalls.
  • First half hour free and $0.5 for the second half hour daytime before 6 pm
  • Convenient for daytime and nighttime parking


Golden Crown Centre

211 East Georgia Street

  • Open from 6am-1am



Sun Wah Building

268 East Keefer Street

  • Suitable for daytime parking


Outdoor parking:

Outdoor parking Lot 1

231 East Pender Street

  • Several dozen stalls.
  • Can be access on Pender Street or its alley


Outdoor parking Lot 2

Columbia Street & Keefer Street

  • Over 100 stalls.
  • Access on keefer Street or its alley


Outdoor parking Lot 3

middle of East Georgia Street

  • Several dozen stalls.
  • Can be entered through East Georgia St. or the alley at Keefer St. as well