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My tours are offered year-round and I customize tours to what people want: you pick the date, time of day, and length of time (1-2 hrs).

I take people into numerous Clan and County association buildings, to a herbal store, to Sai Woo … the only place in Chinatown where there’s been a restaurant for over 100 years, etc.

I’m the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one that has a Master’s degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate 30% of what I make to the Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations.

Tours vary in length and price depending on whether it’s a regular tour, a school field trip, professional development for teachers, a themed tour or cooking experience, an outing for elders, etc. Please e-mail the tour operator at judy@chinatowngirl.ca for further details.

Instead of walking around and eating or waiting to be served, we will have a private dining experience in a spectacular restaurant where you get to eat homemade Cantonese-style cooking as well as food from the Chinatown neighbourhood. Our starting place is SAI WOO, at 158 E. Pender Street. We will have the whole restaurant to ourselves.

There will be three generous tastings: BBQ duck, dumplings, dim sum, etc. (We can discuss food likes/dislikes/restrictions before I plan the dishes.)

After our lunch, I will take people to the food stores around the neighbourhood, I will talk about what the restaurants are and offer, and I will also take you into the heritage buildings. The food scene is very eclectic and hip in Chinatown.

Judy has her Food Safe certification.

Tours are $125/person for 3 hours. Please e-mail the tour operator at judy@chinatowngirl.ca for further details.