This video covers parts of Pender Street and Keefer Street.
Walking around Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown
This video was recorded in October 2020. The walk starts at Pender Street at the Vancouver Chinatown Millennium Gate and goes to sections of Main Street, and Keefer Street.
The Vancouver Chinatown Millennium Gate designed by Joe Y. Wai Architect, Inc was installed in 2002. The gate is a nice welcome to Vancouver’s Chinatown. Be sure to stop and take a picture with the Lions.
The Sam Kee Building home of Jack Chow Insurance is famous for being the narrowest building listed in Guinness Book of World Records. The sidewalk is also unique for being glass “Sidewalk Prisms” or vault lights, or pavement lights.
The Sun Yat-Sen Garden and Chinese Cultural Center have many events during non-covid times. Nice place for the Lunar New Year Parade events. Sun Yat-Sen was a famous politician considered ” The Father of the Nation” being instrumental in overthrowing the Qing dynasty.
Pender is the main strip of Chinatown that most tourists will go to. There are plenty of restaurants, and shops, and tourist attractions to visit. It has been gentrified over the years, and now there’s a nightclub music venue, and hip coffee shops.
REVIEWED ON GUTOM – NEW TOWN BAKERY
Dine-in and Take-out
Steamed Buns, pastries, and more
New Town Bakery is a must when visiting Vancouver’s Chinatown. They have lots of good food, and pastries but are famous for the steamed buns aka bao (aka siopao to Filipinos)
Walking around Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown.
Keefer Street has even more popular restaurants when visiting Chinatown.
The ORIGINAL Kent’s Kitchen
Very popular for cheap Chinese take-out.
REVIEWED ON GUTOM – HEY, DUMPLINGS
Hey, Dumplings was unfortunately closed at the time of this recording.
Main Street section of Chinatown has a shops, and restaurants. Newer businesses have moved in here. Be aware that walking on Main Street to Hastings Street is considered heart of Skidrow aka DTES.
Back on Pender Street
Popular place for Vegan Vegetarian products.
REVIEWED ON GUTOM – MANPUKU BENTO
Fried Chicken, Pork Cutlet, and more.
Keefer and Main Street
On this side of Chinatown there’s modern restaurants like Juke Chicken and Keefer Bar.