In Chinatown your senses will be filled with
the sights, sounds and smells of Asia. The first Chinese came here at
the end of the 19th Century, when the Canadian Pacific Railway recruited
15,000 Chinese labourers. They gladly came, planning to work on the railroad
and then make their fortunes in the gold fields. But work on the railway
was dangerous and difficult and many died. Promises of gold never materialized.
Take a self-guided tour of Chinatown with the Vancouver Talks audio
tour. Visit six points of interest to learn about the fascinating
history and architecture of Chinatown - one
to our audio
tour of Chinatown, visit the
Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Classical Chinese Garden next door.