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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - Open

Located in the heart of Chinatown, this home garden offers serenity, history and great chi.  Modeled after private gardens in the city of Suzhou, China, the Garden embodies the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, where every element-light, texture, vegetation - is balanced and symbolic

The architecture of the pavilions, covered walkways, terraces and viewing platforms evokes Ming Dynasty classical design. Rocks and water are integral elements, while trees and plants, all have symbolic connotations.  Two of the Garden's most intiguing elements are the 43 leak windows (each one has a different lattice pattern) and the groupings of Tai Hu rocks, imported from China's Lake Tai.  Named the World's Top City Garden by National Geographic.

NEW EXHIBIT:  Look Towards the Sun (the second exhibition from the public art program SOLIDARITY) is an artistic exchange between Lam Wong, a Chinese Canadian diaspora artist from Hong Kong and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, an artist of Cowichan and Syilx First Nations ancestry. All living beings, creatures, and spirits are interconnected. We all reside under the same sun. Creating reflection and dialogue on environmental concerns and the interconnectedness of people, culture, and place is at the essence of this exhibition. More information here


 NOTE: Simply present your voucher for admission upon arrival, and if the Garden is currently at capacity a timed ticket for the next available time slot, or for an available time that is convenient for you and your party will be provided. Please note, our current entrance is located on Carrall St. 

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Located downtown in Chinatown at the corner of Carrall & Keefer, near Stadium Sky Train.

From downtown, you can walk directly down Pender Street going East and you will find the Garden!

Hours and Dates of Operation

Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Calendar of Events


Phone: 604.662.3207
Address: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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