Chinatown gate

Working together for a vibrant Chinatown

Chinatown has served as a symbol of how Chinese-Canadians overcame hardships and discrimination, and in the process, helped make Canada a more just society. Today, it's an important part of Vancouver’s cultural identity.



Chinatown Transformation Team

The Chinatown Transformation Team (CTT) is a dedicated staff team formed in September 2018 to work with the community and key partners on Chinatown-related work.

The CTT, community, and partners will co-create a plan and implement actions that focus on living heritage and culture for a vibrant Chinatown. Key areas of interest include:

  • Tangible living heritage and culture
  • Intangible living heritage and culture
  • Business and economic development
  • Intergenerational relationships and community capacity building
  • Relationships with communities around Chinatown 

This plan will propose priority projects, actions, partners, and resources to create a new Cultural Heritage Assets Management Plan for Chinatown.

The plan is a key component of the overall process towards a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site application for Chinatown, as adopted by Council on November 1, 2017.




  • 物質生活遺產及文化
  • 非物質生活遺產及文化
  • 商業及經濟發展
  • 跨世代關係及增強社區組織及發展能力
  • 與唐人街周邊的社區建立關係


What is living heritage?

Living heritage includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed to our descendants. It can include language, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, and specific knowledge, practices, and skills. 



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In depth

Learn more about this project and the work leading up to it.

Chinatown legacy business study

We are studying the importance of legacy businesses to Vancouver citizens.

Historical discrimination

We're working with the community to recommend steps for reconciliation with Chinese people.



Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee

Works to preserve and protect the heritage and character of the Chinatown area of Vancouver.

Chinatown BIA

Find more information on Vancouver's Chinatown Business Improvement Area.

Get involved

Send us your ideas on how to support and grow Chinatown's living culture and heritage by emailing

In Person

Drop by Chinatown House (188 East Pender Street) during office hours to chat with the Chinatown Transformation Team.

Monday and Tuesdays: 
9:30am to 12:30pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays:
1:30pm to 4:30pm


Chinatown Transformation Team 
Suite 100, 525 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9




地址﹕片打東街188號華合院(Chinatown House)
星期一/星期二﹕ 上午9時30分至下午 12時30分
星期三/星期四﹕ 下午1時30分至下午 4時30分

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