Revitalizing Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Cultural, Retail, and Dining Destination

Chinatown Gate. Entrance to Chinatown on Pender St; Photo: Destination Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

Dating back to 1886, Vancouver’s Chinatown has a rich history and continues to be an extremely important neighbourhood within the city. In the last few years, Chinatown has taken on even more life with the opening of new restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions.

Jordan Eng, President of the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society, has a long connection to the area. His parents launched Success Realty and Insurance in 1960, and he joined the business in 1989. Meanwhile, Carol Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, has been instrumental in revitalizing the neighbourhood. Her grandfather ran a dry goods and furnishing

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