Vancouver Canada Tourist Information and Travel Guide
Vancouver's Chinatown is second biggest Chinatown in North America, after San Francisco's. Mandarin and Cantonese are the mother tongues in 30 per cent of Vancouver homes, which makes Chinese the largest "minority" ethnic group in the city.
There are many interesting shops and markets in Chinatown, many of which carry a varieties of exotic fresh and dried seafood and mushrooms.
On weekend evenings during the summer months, Keefer and Pender Streets become a busy open-air night market. If you have time for a leisurely meal, try dim sum at one of the many small restaurants. It is an inexpensive, multi-course culinary adventure.
Relax in the peaceful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden or marvel at the ornate Millennium Gate - just steps away on Pender Street. Visit the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, or participate in one of its many activities.