19th Annual Tourism Challenge Kicks Off
2019 marks the 19th Annual Tourism Challenge, which brings 29,000 tourism professionals and volunteers together from April 20 to May 31, 2019. This event is proudly supported by the Vancouver Attractions Group, Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Hotel Association.
The Vancouver Chinatown BIA is participating in the Tourism Challenge as part of the Discover Your Neighbourhood program for this year, and is proud and excited to welcome everyone to our amazing neighbourhood.
We have five stamp locations to choose from:
- Treasure Green Tea Company – 227 East Georgia Street
Hours: 11:00am to 6:00pm
- Sai Woo – 158 East Pender Street
Hours: 5:00pm to 12:00am
- Noize To Go – 243 Union Street
Hours: 12:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesday to Friday
- 1:00pm to 6:30pm Saturday
- 1:00pm to 5:30pm Sunday
- 2:30pm to 6:30pm Monday
- Centre A – #205-268 Keefer Street
Hours: 12:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday
- Forum Home Appliances – 245 East Pender Street
Hours: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Celebrate the 46th Annual Chinese New Year Parade
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parade starts at 11:00AM at Millennium Gate
For more information www.cbavancouver.ca
Update: A Big Thank You!
Our first ever Vancouver Chinatown Free Gifts Day was a great success, with a huge turnout and hundreds of gift bags (and thousands of items!) given out over the weekend.
Thank you for supporting the Vancouver Chinatown community with your participation! We hope to bring more fun events for you and your family in the future.
With the City’s sponsorship of cultural events on the streets of Chinatown this summer, the VCBIA Board decided to take a different approach to bring shoppers to your stores and support the businesses.
With every $10+ receipt that shows a purchase (purchase must be made on Aug 11th) from any store in Vancouver Chinatown, you can have a chance to win prizes* with our Wheel of Fortune!
Where: VCBIA Office at 106 Keefer St.
When: Saturday, August 11th 11am to 4pm
*Quantity limited: Free gifts are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information contact:
When & Where
SATURDAY, AUG 12 - SUNDAY, AUG 13
12 PM - 6 PM
Free Admission, open to the public
For more information contact:
100 BLOCK OF KEEFER ST.
Accessible by transit or by car.
Various parking options available.
Highlights & Activities
TD CANADIAN TALENT
Every year, TD Canadian Talent Showdown attracts a large crowd of youths that have passions and dreams on their talents. They share their skill, experience and creativity to our community. At the same time, we see them grow and improve from audition, prelims and show us their best performance in the Finals. Together, the contestants and the competition develop a growth of community passion, pride in exposure and friendship.
This year, TD Canadian Talent Showdown is back again for another exciting competition! If you think you've got talent and you are between the ages of 13-20, this is your chance to shine! Not only are Youths encouraged to participate in a community event, they also learn how they can become a future star.
Saturday August 12, 6pm-10pm - streetside of Chinatown Festival.
The first Streetfest of its kind in Chinatown! Streetfest 2017 featured professional Djs from Vancouver's hottest clubs, fun games, and lots of booths. Partnering up with Anime Revolution this year, there will have a series of Anime Cosplay activities, such as "walk-off" contest and more. Perfect for a night out with your friends, come down and join the fun!
Learn and experience different cultures in this corner. You can find ceramic demonstration, traditional Chinese wedding sedan chair, calligraphy, rickshaw, origami, turban demonstration and much more! Don’t forget to register the “Historical Chinatown Heritage and Food Tasting Tour” at Walking Tour Info Booths on site. We will lead you to visit heritage buildings and to sample Vancouver Chinatown’s favorite foods. Each tour lasts about 30-45 minutes and begins at Chinese Monument Square every half hour (Registration fee: $5 each).
Fun fun fun! For those of you who like challenge, risk and excitement, join us at this Corner where you can bring your child or bring out your inner-child! Activities include a giant inflatable interactive game, face-painting, and balloon twisting!