Upcoming Events

January 7, 2015

Guided Tours

Guided  Tours

Daily: 10:30am | 12:00pm | 1:30pm | 3:00pm

Relax and reflect as a trained docent guides you around the Garden enhancing your experience.

Believe it or not, feng shui isn’t just just how you arrange your sofa in relation to your TV.
Learn about yin and yang and watch how much we have in common with the people from the Ming Dynasty (hint: recycling!)

With the rich information provided by the tour, you will understand the history and significance behind each Garden element such as the weathered rocks, jade green pond, mystical plants and stunning architecture.

After the tour savour a cup of hot Chinese tea and try your hand at the ancient art of calligraphy.

A TripAdvisor reviewer says:
“…a small but gorgeous adventure, full of large and happy koi fish and frogs! You forget you’re in the city!”


Start: January 7, 2015
End: April 30, 2015

January 29, 2015

Members’ Movie Night

Members’ Movie Night
Screening: “Everything Will Be” by Julia Kwan

Date: Thursday, Jan. 29
6:00pm – 8:15pm
Hall of One Hundred Rivers
Exclusive for Garden Members + guest
(Member’s guest will receive special $25 Annual Garden Membership offer)
Enter through Carrall Street entrance
Special Guests: Julia Kwan & Ken Lum

RSVP by emailing memberships@vancouverchinesegarden.com
or calling 604-662-3207 ext 204

Think you know everything there is to know about Vancouver’s Chinatown? – Think again as Julia Kwan takes an intimate look into the hip and historic heart invested in Vancouver’s changing Chinatown.

“…stunningly composed cinematography compliments the bittersweet, yet ultimately melancholic sentiment…” - Jordan M. Smith, Ioncinema



Start: January 29, 2015 6:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 8:15 pm

February 19, 2015

Light & Shadows: An Evening With Beijing’s Shadow Puppeteers

Light & Shadows:
An Evening With Beijing’s Shadow Puppeteers

Date: Thursday, Feb. 19
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Cost: https://light-and-shadows.eventbrite.ca

Join us at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for an evening performance and hands-on workshop by the Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe.  Limited to only 48 seats, this is a rare opportunity to touch the magic up close.  Your experience will begin with an authentic Chinese Shadow Play performance, then our performers themselves will teach you to build and operate your very own shadow puppet in the workshop and Q & A.  All guests receive 1 complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and ticket prices include the materials for making your own leather shadow puppet, valued at $20 each.  Additional drinks available by cash only.  Doors open at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 7pm, followed by workshop and socializing.

Ticket includes:

  • 1 complimentary glass of wine or beverage
  • 1 genuine handmade leather Chinese Shadow Puppet pieces valued at $20
  • 40 minute Shadow Puppet performance by the Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe
  •  Shadow Puppetry Workshop and Q & A


Start: February 19, 2015 7:00 pm
End: February 19, 2015 9:30 pm

February 22, 2015

Year of the Ram Temple Fair

Year of the Ram Temple Fair
at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Date: Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free

The Garden presents “The Year of the Ram Temple Fair” to celebrate Chinese New Year!
It is a “hot and noisy” (re-nao) public event based on the traditional Spring Festival temple fair where people entertain, trade, greet, celebrate and pray for a prosperous new year.

For the first time, the Garden will also be presenting the BEIJING SHADOW PLAY ART TROUPE. This is the Vancouver’s chance to appreciate and adore free performances in front of the Garden by one of the world’s best shadow puppet groups.

Red is considered to be a lucky color and is commonly worn throughout Chinese New Year so, to get into the spirit of the festival, wear your brightest red clothing!


Start: February 22, 2015 10:00 am
End: February 22, 2015 4:00 pm
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