John Harvey Photo

Chinatown, Vancouver Go to Slide Show

Use it or lose it.



Wandering Around Chinatown

Light From Dry Goods Store
I really like Chinatown.  Helen and have our favorite haunts for breakfast or buying groceries.  We had an afternoon free so we decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood before we picked up steamed buns.

Roast Duck And Chicken In Window Moon Over Chinese BABuilding
 

Winter Melon With Clever Large Steam Tray At New Town
Wandering around, we were a little sad for the neighborhood.  The city really is marching towards chinatown and I'm not sure how much longer the land can stay as it is.  To make matters worse, many of the workers in Chinatown are older than average for retail and I suspect their core clients are going the same way.  Eventually the demographics will erode the neighborhood. 

Foo Ho Ho Restaurant

We were reminded that if you want to keep a neighborhood, you need to patronize it.

Chinatown Night Market

Steamed Food
Example number one of use it or lose it.  I don't know which had a night market first, Richmond or Chinatown.  Due to a contract dispute, Richmond got two night markets.  Surrey added a night market.  The night market in Chinatown is now gone.  I remember some spectacular sunset evening in at the Chinatown night market - it brought people to the neighborhood.

  Chinatown Night MarketDowntown Night Market

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

Gate With Lanterns
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden is one of my favorite places in Vancouver.  Helen and I got married there on sunny June weekend and it was a great location for the reception after.  Depending on the crazy, we try to attend for Chinese new years and lantern festival events.


Rain Falling In CourtyardKoy Under Lily PadsKoy Long Exposure Blur


Small Bit Of Water   The garden does really great job of decorating for the winter solstice lantern festival.  It is by far their busiest day of the year (often the walk ways are so cramed you can't take photos).

Floating LightsBlurry Small Pond

In general the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden isn't open to the public at night.  This night of the year it is open and lit and admission by donation - an excellent combination.

Helen With RhodoTing With Red BallCrowds With Lotus Flowers In Pond
 
Light With West HotelSalmon On Bridge

We wandered around the garden for two plus hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! 

Lights In TreeLit Trees With Fancy FloorTing And Koy Lotus Flowers And Archway



New Years Parades

Bad Crowd
The Chinese New Years parade in chinatown is probably the largest event of the year - certainly the largest crowds I have ever seen in a chinatown.  The Parade has a mix of attractions - politions, beautiy contest winners and corporate floats as well as the more traditionaly lion dancing, dragon chasing perl and community clubs.


Dancing Lion
The kids really liked the dancing lions and the dragons.  Getting parking and a nice place to sit is always a challenge (the crowds don't always behave well), but it's certainly worth trying to see the show.

Two Dragon Dancers Walking ByDragon Chasing Pearl



Koy Long Exposure Blur
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Koy, long exposure
Floating Lights
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, lantern, pond
Light From Dry Goods Store
Tags: street photography, Vancouver Chinatown
Light With West Hotel
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, garden, lantern
Chinatown Night Market
Tags: market, Vancouver Chinatown
Foo Ho Ho Restaurant
Tags: neon, Vancouver Chinatown
Downtown Night Market
Location: Go To...
Tags: market, Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown
Winter Melon With Clever
Tags: fruit, knife, market, Vancouver Chinatown
Koy Under Lily Pads
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Koy, pond, rain
Rain Falling In Courtyard
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, rain
Small Bit Of Water
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, garden, lantern
Dragon Chasing Pearl
Tags: dragon, Vancouver Chinatown
Lit Trees With Fancy Floor
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, tree
Crowds With Lotus Flowers In Pond
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: crowd, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, flower, lantern, night
Steamed Food
Tags: market, street food, Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown
Large Steam Tray At New Town
Tags: bamboo steamer, steam, Vancouver Chinatown
Bad Crowd
Location: Go To...
Tags: crowd, parade, Vancouver Chinatown
Salmon On Bridge
Tags: bridge, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, garden, lantern
Moon Over Chinese BABuilding
Tags: Vancouver Chinatown
Blurry Small Pond
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, lantern, long exposure, motion blur
Ting With Red Ball
Tags: architectural decoration, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, garden, lantern
Lotus Flowers And Archway
Altitude: 19m (62 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: crowd, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, lantern, night
Dancing Lion
Tags: costume, lion dance, parade, Vancouver Chinatown
Ting And Koy
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, HDR, Koy, lantern, night
Roast Duck And Chicken In Window
Tags: roast meat, Vancouver Chinatown
Gate With Lanterns
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Two Dragon Dancers Walking By
Tags: costume, lion dance, parade, Vancouver Chinatown
Helen With Rhodo
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, garden, lantern
Lights In Tree
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, lantern, night, tree
Tags: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden(16), Vancouver Chinatown(14), lantern(11), garden(5), market(4), night(4)
From: John Harvey Photo > Photos of Vancouver > Vancouver Chinatown
From: John Harvey Photo > Vancouver Chinatown

Leave a Comment

Some HTML allowed: <b>, <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>, but most isn't.  Text length is limited.  comments from first time authors will be reviewed before being posted. comments with swearing or painfully poor spelling will probably be rejected.


Last Modified Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 21:31:37 Edit
Copyright and Contact Information.