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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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**The Garden pond is undergoing restoration until the early summer of 2017** 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 yesterday

We'd seen some publicity about these gardens and when we came across them during the trolley bus tour of the city, we decided to jump off and have a look at them. We'd just missed a tour and did not think it was worth waiting...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The docent-led tour will provide context and insight into this compact, beautiful garden. It is small in space but contains a great amount of interesting pieces.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this garden by accident and what a delight. Excellent value for money. Something new and different around every corner. The lady volunteer who did our guided(free) tour was amazing and her insights into the garden were very educational enthusiastic and a delight...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I found some beautiful images on Pinterest for this place but I have to say that unfortunately, I found the pictures to be better than the reality. The architecture is beautiful and there were some fish and turtles in the water which...More

Thank Suzie A
Reviewed 3 days ago

my daughter and I were just enjoying the gardens by ourselves but we ending up joining one of their guided tours and it was so informative and we learnt much more about the gardens and the architecture than we would have otherwise and we stayed...More

Thank oscat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a few hours. Located on the edge of Chinatown and Gastown, it offers a respite to think and rejuvenate much like the early scholars in China. The tour is an excellent start to the history and development of...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden was beautiful, but the guide helped explain the significance of a Chinese garden- a must tour.

Thank janiewlhlms
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss if you visit the Chinatown in Vancouver. There is a small lovely gift shop inside the park. You can even find the small terra cota soldiers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sun Yat-sen Garden is probably Vancouver's greatest hidden delight. Although it is probably on the recommended tourist list, most people don't get to it because it is hidden, and away from the centre of downtown. But when you enter, it is like going into...More

Thank singerjoel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden has two sides, the public side; free and the private side; $11 for seniors...the good thing is on the private side all the walkways are covered, a good place to be outside in the rain but you are able to keep dry...a very...More

Thank Emax0442
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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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.
29 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
15 July 2015|
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Response from vanchinesegarden | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for sending in your question. More than happy to be of service! Yes, visitors to the Garden do have to pay an admission fee. Included in admission on top of experiencing our living museum is a complimentary... More