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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Field Trips

Chinatown is host to one of Canada’s largest Chinese New Year celebrations. Visit us in the heart of where it all takes place.

Programs relate directly to the Social Studies curriculum and cover big ideas and content such as family traditions, diversity of community and cultures, and aspects of life shared by peoples and cultures.


Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with us! Join us for an in-person field trip, explore our unique classroom kits or connect virtually with our free activities.

Programs are available from January 17th to February 11th 2022.


Contact our Education Programs Coordinator for more information.

Celebrating a Tiger Year (Pre-K - Grade 5)

Chinese New Year is an exciting time! Explore its stories and traditions and finish the program by doing a fun scavenger hunt around the Garden OR a take-home craft.

Book early to get the time and date of your choice! Chinese New Year Programs will run between January 17th and February 11th, 2022.

Click below to our online field trip enquiry form and we will get back to you.

60 minutes | $6 per student
Add Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Chinatown Walking Tour): $10 per student

Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Grades 1-5)

Combine your New Year program in the garden with a Walking Tour along Pender Street. Learn all about the history of this fascinating neighbourhood and observe the ways local merchants celebrate the New Year.

60 minutes | $10 per student

Classroom Kits

Chinese New Year Lesson Kits $30 + tax

Let us help you recreate the excitement in your own school!

These kits include:

  • exclusive access to a lesson plan, PowerPoint presentations and photocopiable material
  • a Craft Kit with materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year craft (24 pieces per craft kit – extra crafts $5 per 24)

A craft-only kit is available (no lesson plan): $15 + tax

Click below to our online Lesson or Craft Kit enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Chinese New Year Props Kit $40 + tax for 1 week rental

These kits work with the Lesson Plan and include:

  • decorations and photos
  • storytelling props and books
  • authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.

Click below to our online Props Kit enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Online Resources

Find free Chinese New Year learning activities here.

Find videos of the Nian and Great Race stories on our YouTube channel here.

CNY Field Trips
CNY craft




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