Exploring Chinatown: 5 things you may not know about Vancouver’s historic district

CBC News, October 29, 2016

It’s one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city — and home to some local legends. If you take a walk around Vancouver’s Chinatown, there are a lot of things that might catch your attention. For one, it’s the only neighbourhood in Vancouver with red lamp posts. But there’s a lot more to Chinatown than meets the eye — in fact, its rich history is the subject of a walking tour taking place at this year’s Heart of the City festival. If you don’t have time to take the tour, here are five fascinating facts about the historic neighbourhood. Read more…

Vancouver's Chinese New Year parade is famous for its lion and dragon dances. (Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver)
Vancouver’s Chinese New Year parade is famous for its lion and dragon dances. (Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver)