Upcoming Events

September 2, 2014

Dressed in Drama

Dressed in Drama:
a collection of Peking Opera Costumes
Sept. 2 – Nov. 2, 2014

Throughout entire Garden
Included with Garden admission

“Dressed in Drama”, an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver’s chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera.

Start: September 2, 2014 9:30 am
End: November 2, 2014 7:00 pm

October 18, 2014

A Special Offer

Scholar to Emperor: Inside Classical China
Special Offer


Discover Ming Dynasty era homes, one of a Scholar’s at the
Garden, other of an Emperor at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibit “The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors”.

Valid: October 18 – Nov 2, 2014
$28 (per adult) + tax
$20 (per senior/student) + tax

Ticket includes admission for both attractions
Not valid at special events

Purchase special offer in person at
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
or the Vancouver Art Gallery

In partnership with:


Start: October 18, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 5:00 pm

October 21, 2014



Join us again this year at Vancouver’s fastest growing Halloween event. From October 21 to 31, we transform the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House. Featuring over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians of Seven Tyrants Theatre, this one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China’s Sherlock Holmes.

Vancouver’s only Haunted House NOT suitable for your children.

Dates: October 21 – 31, 2014
Open 7pm – 10pm – Entry every 2 minutes
NOTE: The Haunted House will be CLOSED Monday, October 27

Tickets: Adults: $12 | Students: $10 Available at www.ticketstonight.ca
Not for young children or the faint of heart!

More info: www.ChinatownHauntedHouse.com

Presented by:


Start: October 21, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 31, 2014 10:00 pm

November 5, 2014

Building Bridges by Tomoyo Ihaya

Building Bridges: over a Hundred Rivers
by Tomoyo Ihaya

Nov 5 – Dec 3
Opening Nov 8 from 2 – 4pm
Artist in attendance

Included with Garden admission

Tomoyo Ihaya, internationally renowned artist, creates an exhibit of drawings inspired by 8 years of traveling for artistic research in India. One of the main themes of research was focused on daily chores and rituals around water, such as water fetching. By witnessing how people live with water, an essential of life, Tomoyo expresses what life is all about. During her travels, Tomoyo encountered numerous rivers in the fields and mountains of India and crossed numerous bridges. In remote areas, bridges were the only means to reach a community on the other side of a wide river. Both the bridge and the crossing of bridges have come to hold much symbolic meaning for Tomoyo.

A bridge connects, and also, to go across is to cross to the other side of life” – Tomoyo Ihaya


Start: November 5, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 3, 2014 4:30 pm
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