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Thank you for celebrating Vancouver's iconic Chinatown on September 10 & 11, 2022.

The festival may be over, but the community of Chinatown continues to need your support. Come back and explore all the incredible merchants and restaurants in the neighbourhood! Check out the Taste of Chinatown section below to get ideas.

Presented by RBC, and co-hosted by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area Society, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association, Chinese Cultural Centre, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

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The Chinese Restaurant Awards and Vancouver Chinatown Foundation are excited to co-announce the 5 Chinatown Legends and Critics’ Choice Top 10 Dishes, in celebration of this year’s festival and the finest of Vancouver Chinatown’s cuisine!

Continue to use your Light Up Chinatown! guide to eat your way through the top 10 dishes of Vancouver’s Chinatown and explore the 5 legendary Chinatown businesses nominated by icons in Vancouver’s restaurant industry.

Still hungry? The Chinese Restaurant Awards have also curated a Chinatown Pastry Walk, Chinatown Noodle Pull Self-Guided Tour, and a curation of Chinatown Charmers in the neighbourhood. You’ll want to keep coming back to check them all!

Thank you for your support

Our work at the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is made possible by the generous contributions from our sponsors. We are so proud to be partnering with these incredible organizations and we are deeply grateful for the support they are providing to our community celebration and programming.

In you are interested in learning about how you can become a sponsor, please email

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Attention Pokemon go trainers!

Be ready and on the lookout for Chinatown’s newest spots. It’ll be an adventure!

Keep the lights going!

The lights and lanterns of Light Up Chinatown! are a symbolic reminder of the unique and cultural history Chinatown holds, and we need your help to carry this forward.

We are on the lookout for volunteers of all backgrounds. Whether you can volunteer for a few hours to help clean up the streets or have a skill you feel can help Chinatown, we need your support. We are looking for volunteers of all ages, abilities, and skill sets. Learn more about what we do at the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation.

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