Kids Activities in Chinatown, Vancouver


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  • Rickshaw Theatre
    Craving movie theater popcorn? Come to Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver for the tasty popcorn and stay for a great film. Sit down for a savory meal at their in-house restaurant. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the theater. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    254 East Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Vancouver Police Museum
    240 East Cordova Street used to be the address where Vancouver’s police officers, morticians, judges, and dead converged. The building, which was built in 1932, served as the city’s coroner’s court and morgue until the 1980s and the city analyst’s lab until 1995. Countless toxicology tests and several high-profile investigations have taken place between the building’s walls, including the Castellani Milkshake Murder and Errol Flynn’s autopsy. Fittingly, given the building’s significance to Vancouver's criminal-justice history, it is now home to the Vancouver Police Museum. To date, the museum staff has curated a selection of approximately 20,000 historical artifacts, including confiscated weapons, counterfeit currency, photographs, paperwork, and vintage police vehicles. Currently, 40 per cent of the collection is on display in the museum’s several exhibits, one of which allows visitors to explore a coroner’s forensic lab. The museum also offers educational programs such as walking tours and a two-hour forensic-science program. During this program, guests scour a faux crime scene for clues and try to prevent the brash, young rookie cop from running off into the night to find the perpetrator.
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    240 E Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • School Of Mix
    DJs take song requests, get the party started, and according to disco band Indeep, save lives on the dance floor. At School of Remix, fledgling DJs learn the techniques needed to become sought-after party-starters. Under the tutelage of popular local DJs, students practice music mixing, spinning, and scratching behind a record’s ear on the school’s high-quality equipment, all while developing their own creativity and inimitable style.
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    49 Dunlevy Avenue
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
    China is famous for its breathtaking and meticulously landscaped gardens, the most famous of which were designed hundreds of years ago, during the Ming Dynasty. The ancient tradition is alive and well at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where guests will find the same signature symmetrical arrangements and winding paths popular on the other side of the world. Yet the garden isn't simply a recreation of the real thing—it was built by actual Chinese artisans from Suzhou, who constructed each walkway and hall in the traditional manner, using intricate joinery that does not require nails, screws, or glue. And, just like the gardens of a thousand years ago, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden boasts a design that aims to strike a balance between four elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture. The rock: The garden's rock formations range from a man-made mountain at the center of the garden to a scattering of water-worn limestone boulders. The common denominator? They're all imported from the Suzhou's Lake Tai, down to the pebble. The water: Jade green, due to the clay that lines the bottom of the garden's pond. The hue is an intentional artistic choice, meant to enhance the pond's reflections. The plants: A blend of local plants and native Chinese ones, the garden's collection of flora ranges from cypress to miniature rhododendrons. Clusters of three winter plants—pine, bamboo, and winter-flowering plum—stud the terrain, symbolizing strength and rebirth. The architecture: Visitors can step into assorted pavilions, including The Han Bi Xie (Jade Water Pavilion), which appears to float on the surface of the pond. The water flowing underneath it also keeps it refreshingly cool in the summer.
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    578 Carrall St
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • DreamIndigo Educational Society
    Friends, business partners, and educators Karen Lorena Parker and Katherine Keating had a shared vision of holistic, community-based learning. Combining Parker's 15 years of classroom experience and Keating's knack for program design and entrepreneurship, they created DreamIndigo Society, where students can incorporate the arts and sciences into a comprehensive, experiential learning adventure. While youngsters conduct science experiments in summer camp or develop leadership skills that will come in handy when leading a successful debate team or founding a successful debate team made up of neighbourhood dogs, they're also stealthily becoming well-rounded members of society.
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    45 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Seattle Sake Dragonboat Club
    Operated by the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, a registered non-profit society, Dragon Zone Paddling Club makes it easy for people to experience the ancient art of dragon boating, as well as many other types of paddle sports. In addition to 10- and 20-person dragon boats, the club equips guests with canoes, six-person outriggers, one-person outriggers, and kayaks. For those who are new to dragon boating, Dragon Zone Paddling Club offers four-week classes that introduce basic techniques and get participants used to working as a team. More specialized workshops supplement foundational skills with more advanced instruction, which is especially useful for anyone who decides to join a racing team.
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    1 Athletes Way
    Vancouver, BC CA

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