Hours

Winter Oct 1 - Apr 30 10:00am - 4:30pm
Spring May 1 - Jun 14 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summer Jun 15 - Aug 31 9:30am - 7:00pm
Fall Sep 1 - Sep 30 10:00am - 6:00pm
Closed Mondays Nov 1 - Apr 30. Holiday closures Dec 25 & Jan 1.

Admission

October 1 - April 30
Adult: $12
Student: $9*
Senior: $10
Family: $25**

May 1 - September 30
Adult: $14
Student: $10*
Senior: $11
Family: $28**

* Age 6-17 or over 17 with valid student I.D
**2 adults and up to 3 children under the age of 17

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FAQ

Accessibility
Is the Garden wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the halls and walkways in the Garden are wheelchair friendly. Our accessible entrance is located at the Eight Treasures Shop; please speak with our staff at Visitor Services before using the accessible entrance.

Are wheelchairs available?

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please give us a call at 604-662-3207 x 200 to reserve a wheelchair.

Is there any designated handicap parking?

Onsite parking is not available at the Garden. The lane located at Carrall Street (between Keefer and Pender Streets) can be used for passenger drop off. The nearest parking lot is located at 180 Keefer Street.

Garden Etiquette
Can I eat or drink inside the garden?

Eating is not allowed inside the Garden, but you are welcome to have some complementary jasmine tea. Please kindly leave outside food and drinks at Visitor Services or carry them in securely covered containers.

Are strollers permitted?

Compact strollers are allowed inside the Garden. You are welcome to park your stroller at Visitor Services.

Can I bring my pet?

Please kindly leave your pets at home. Only licensed guide dogs/animals are permitted inside the Garden.

Are there any rules that I should be aware of?

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a family-friendly attraction. We ask visitors to kindly follow the rules below as a way to help conserve an important cultural heritage site in Vancouver:

  • Smoking is prohibited on Garden premises.
  • For their safety, children should be supervised at all times.
  • Please do not feed or touch the koi fish and other wildlife in the Garden.
  • Please do not wade or swim in the pond or waterfall.
  • The Garden ting is closed to the public. Please do not climb the rock mountain.
  • Washroom facilities are reserved for Garden patrons.
  • Casual photography is allowed inside the Garden. Please see the section “Photography + Filming” for more information about our photography policy.
Photography + Filming
Am I allowed to take casual photographs at the garden for personal use?

Yes, you are encouraged to photograph the beauty of the Garden for personal use. Please note that light stands, large equipment, luggage, and costumes are not permitted. We will ask you to stop any photographic or filming activity that may block a pathway for an extended period of time or cause nuisance to others. If your photo shoot requires staging, please book a photo session with our rental department.

How do I book a photo shoot?

The cost of a wedding, engagement, or any other staged photo shoot starts at $200 per hour, plus a 15% liaison fee. Please email your full name, contact number, and the date of your photo shoot to events@vancouverchinesegarden.com. Our coordinator will respond to you with the booking details.

Who do I speak with regarding media inquiry?

Please call 604-662-3207 x 204 or email communications@vancouverchinesegarden.com to speak with our media manager.

For school projects, feature-length films, and documentaries, we require a written request that includes a description of the project and anticipated date(s) of filming. We apologize that we are not able to accommodate every request.

If you wish to speak with Garden staff for an academic project, please send in an interview request 3-4 weeks in advance. Your request should include a description of your project and the deadline. Requests should be directed to education@vancouverchinesegarden.com

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park
What is the difference between Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park?

Please visit Our Neighbourhood to learn about the differences.

How do I get to the Park from the Garden?

In order to get to the Park, you will need to exit the Garden and make a right turn. The Park entrance is located behind the statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, which is about 15 steps away from the Garden exit.

Getting Here

578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC

The Garden’s entrance is in the lane off Carrall Street between Pender and Keefer Streets. Look for the two hanging red lanterns flanking our entrance.

Parking

There is no parking on Garden premises. The closest public parkade is located at 180 Keefer Street. Metered street parking is available throughout Chinatown.

Public Transit

Bus
The #19 and #22 bus from Downtown Vancouver stop at Pender Street near Carrall Street.

Skytrain
The closest Skytrain Station is Stadium—Chinatown. Walk east on Keefer Street for three blocks. The Garden is located inside the white walls, follow the signs.