Today's Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 9:30am to 4pm (Last Entry 3:30pm) NOTE: CLOSED FOR FILM MARCH 4-9 | 578 Carrall Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2 Canada



You don’t need to travel across the globe to film in an authentic Chinese garden.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden provides a unique venue for filming, with indoor and outdoor backdrops set amongst traditional Chinese cultural, architectural and natural elements. In addition to the botanical aspects of the garden, the space also features a central pond, rock structures, and several pavilions and walkways. The garden’s design and layout provide intricate details as well as open landscapes, offering a wealth of scenery for a relatively small space.

As an authentic, full-scale classical Chinese garden located in Vancouver, the garden is uniquely situated and easily accessible to crews shooting in and around British Columbia. The rich heritage and diversity of the surrounding Chinatown neighbourhood further enhance the character of the setting. Projects that have filmed in the garden include Tomorrowland (film), Death Note (film), Legends of Tomorrow (TV series), and Van Helsing (TV series).


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Photo: William Luk


Intimate Outdoor Spaces

Jade Water Pavilion

Perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 20 people, this covered outdoor pavilion is perched atop our Jade pond right in the heart of the Garden. Traditionally a space for women of the home to relax, this open-aired spaces enjoys stunning views of both the public park and private Garden.

Scholar's Study & Courtyard

This secret garden within the Garden is the perfect hideaway for your gathering of up to 50 people. With both an indoor and outdoor space, this hidden oasis in a stunning setting for all seasons.

Small Spaces

Our smallest courtyards are the perfect space for the most intimate of events. Scattered throughout the Garden with views of both public park and private Garden, this little corners of heaven are the ideal spot for an elopement or other intimate gathering.

Spacious Interiors

Hall of One Hundred Rivers

For a classic and traditional experience, the Garden offers the 1,300 square foot Hall of One Hundred Rivers (HHR) as our preeminent banquet and event space. Home to the Garden’s rotating art exhibition, this large interior space with private courtyard offers privacy from the rest of the Garden.

Scholar's Study & Courtyard

For intimate gatherings of up to 10 people, our Scholar’s Study is the perfect sanctuary inside the Garden. Once a space of peace and concentration for Ming Dynasty Scholars, this traditional space is the perfect setting for a small meeting, or intimate wedding.

China Maple Hall + Main Courtyard

Located in the heart of the Garden, this central hall and courtyard can accommodate large gatherings of up to 200 people. Overlooking the Jade Water pond and Ting Pavilion, this scenic space truly is the heart of the home.



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