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  • Christine
    Christine
    23:09 21 Jul 17
    What a find! We often use walking tours to get acquainted with new cities but sometimes the information and places become a blur. Not so with Judy’s tour. It is unique and one of the most enjoyable and memorable we’ve ever taken. For one thing, its personalized so she tailors some of her information and tour around your own interests and schedule; no large groups to contend with, difficulty hearing the guide, etc. Second, she is extremely knowledgeable – drawing on both academic, local and family sources. By starting with a sit-down overview to the history and neighborhood, our walk was all the more meaningful and interesting. Finally, Judy takes you behind the scenes to places you would never see otherwise – like visiting a cultural center or restaurant. It’s clear that residents know and trust her and that she cares about them. For all this, you’d think the tour would cost much more than others – but it didn’t. Judy is also generous with her time and suggestions – before, during and after our tour. For us, Chinatown is now a vivid part of our overall experience with Vancouver. Thanks!
    Stuart Mackinnon
    Stuart Mackinnon
    01:30 15 Jul 17
    Judy is a national treasure and her tour is awe inspiring. Judy is knowledgeable not only of Vancouver's Chinatown, but the Chinese diaspora throughout the world. Her intimate knowledge and close connections give her (and her tours) access to places others just don't get to see. She is funny, bright, smart, and personable. I have taken her tour twice and would not hesitate to take it again (and again) given the opportunity. Truly one of the great highlights of Vancouver is a Chinatown tour by Chinatown girl!
    Doug Halverson
    Doug Halverson
    17:16 22 Jul 17
    A great tour for locals and visitors alike. Judy's tours are made very special by her relationship with the societies and businesses of Chinatown. Our party of six included four visitors from Norway who had no idea of Chinese history in North America. In short order Judy set the context and then led us into some of the best historic interiors in Vancouver's Chinatown. We met the people who use the buildings. For our Norwegian visitors the importance of taking care of historic Chinatown was quickly made apparent. This is a great tour for locals as well as visitors to Vancouver.
    Yuki Fournier
    Yuki Fournier
    20:21 14 Jul 17
    Judy is the most knowledgeable Chinatown Guide you will find. With her years of background studying history of Chinatowns and its people and being a member of Chinatown Associations around the world she can give you the insights others will not be able to. She is very friendly and charming, you can tell she has a great respect and rapport within the Chinatown community. I have been working as a Hotel Concierge for many years and I would not hesitate to send any of my guests to do the walking tour. Highly recommended !
    Erica Huang
    Erica Huang
    21:52 20 Jul 17
    I am a local high school teacher. I took my grade 9-11 students on a field trip with Judy. This is my 4th year doing a field trip in Vancouver's Chinatown, and Judy's program is by far the best! Some students also commented that it's their favorite field trip! Judy's program is very unique and informative. Judy has a Masters in Chinese Canadian history and is very passionate about what she does. I'd highly recommend her program to any teachers and anyone interested in learning more about Vancouver's Chinatown.
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