By 1890 there were over 1,000 members of the Chinatown community and in 1911, Vancouver’s Chinatown became the largest Chinese settlement in Canada with over 3,500 residents. Currently, it remains one of the three largest Chinatowns in North America.
Half Marathon runners travel through 1.5 KM of Chinatown taking in the rich heritage buildings, authentic markets and also pass through the famous Chinatown Gate which was erected for the City’s Golden Jubilee. Half Marathoners are sure to be captivated by this short, but distinct section of their 21.1KM journey.
- Guide to top tourist attractions in Vancouver:
- Wok Around Chinatown (tour) – 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
- Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden – 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
Here are some shots of Chinatown: