Group Programs

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Ming Dynasty Scholar’s home and garden outside of China. Fifty-three Chinese master craftsmen constructed the Garden using traditional methods and materials brought from China — no glue, nails, screws or power tools were used.

Our halls and covered pathways provide the perfect setting for programs, rain or shine. A minimum of ten paying participants are required for group rates. Let us customize the perfect combination of programs for you or your clients. Imbued with the perfect balance of yin and yang, and named a top city garden in the world by National Geographic, this is a must-see attraction!

We have many engaging, cultural activities for you to try with your adult, senior or tourist groups:

  • Tai chi
  • Chinese tea ceremony
  • Interpretational tour of the Garden
  • A historic Walking Tour of Chinatown

Let us customize a program that is perfect for your group! We simply require a minimum of 10 paying participants to deliver a private program or tour.

Group Programs 2012-2013

Garden Tours – 1 hour
$10.50 Adults / $9.50 Seniors                          

A Chinese garden is so much more than a collection of rocks and plants. Let our guide take you through a journey of traditional Ming Dynasty family life, philosophy and mythology. Come to the Garden and discover what treasures lie inside.                                                                                     

Historic Chinatown Walking Tours – 1.5 hours
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors                                                                
Visit Chinatown with one of our local experts! Explore this historic area with its traditional markets, family associations and remarkable architecture to discover the secrets of one of North America’s largest Chinatowns.                                             

A Taste of Tai Chi – 1 hour
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors
Experience a unique form of martial arts in our beautiful Chinese Garden! Tai chi involves a series of gentle movements and simple postures designed to improve coordination, balance and relieve stress. No previous experience required; safe for all ages.   

Gong Fu Cha: Tea Ceremony – 1 hour
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors
Since ancient times in China, the simple pleasure of drinking tea has been practiced to promote good health. Join us for an introduction to Chinese tea through the traditions of the tea ceremony — the art of preparing, serving and drinking tea together!

Historic Chinatown Walking Tours – 1.5 hours
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors
Visit Chinatown with one of our local experts! Explore this historic area with its traditional markets, family associations and remarkable architecture to discover the secrets of one of North America’s largest Chinatowns.

A Taste of Tai Chi – 1 hour
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors
Experience a unique form of martial arts in our beautiful Chinese Garden! Tai chi involves a series of gentle movements and simple postures designed to improve coordination, balance and relieve stress. No previous experience required; safe and fun for all ages.

Gong Fu Cha: Tea Ceremony – 1 hour
$14.00 Adults / $12.00 Seniors
Since ancient times in China, the simple pleasure of drinking tea has been practiced to promote good health. Join us for an introduction to Chinese tea through the traditions of the tea ceremony   — the art of preparing, serving and drinking tea together!

Awaken the Dragon – 2 hours
$28.00 Adults & Seniors
Get into action with the legendary tradition of Dragon Boating! Let our professional coaches take you out into the water and teach you the proper technique of dragon boat paddling. All equipment is provided including boats, personal floatation devices and paddles. Great for all fitness levels!

 

[2 Easy Ways to Book Your Group]

Call the Education/Programs and Tours Dept at
604-662-3207 x 205 or email us at
education@vancouverchinesegarden.com

[Fact sheet]

- The Garden is fully wheelchair and scooter friendly
- There is plenty of seating all around the Garden,
perfect for groups with mobility challenges
- The Garden is beautiful rain or shine. Our undercover rooms and corridors mean you never get wet, even in
the hardest rain. In fact, there are some things you can
only see in the rain…
- Take home a memory! After your tour or program be
sure to visit our Eight Treasures Giftshop
- Tour directors and drivers receive complimentary admission
- Complimentary Chinese tea included with admission

Related Topics

- Garden Hours

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