Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2014

Photo credit: Carol Browne | Flickr

Gung hay fat choi! Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes Vancouver’s annual Chinese New Year Parade. Come down to Chinatown on Sunday, February 2nd to celebrate and watch the parade.

The parade celebrates the start of the Lunar New Year. Everyone is welcome to come watch the parade and ring in the Year of the Horse. The exciting, fun-filled event will feature lion dances, marching bands, parade floats, martial arts performances, cultural dance troupes, firecrackers, and more. The parade includes over 3,000 people from various cultural and community groups in Vancouver, and also features the largest congregation of lion dance teams in Canada. The colourful and energetic lions are just one of the many highlights of the parade each year. The Chinese New Year Parade attracts more than 50,000 spectators annually.

The parade starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender St and will make its way east along Pender. At Gore Ave, it will turn right and go south, before heading back west along Keefer St. (A map of the parade route can be found here.) The parade will take approximately two and a half hours. If you can’t make it down to Chinatown on Sunday, you can watch it broadcast later on Shaw TV, Omni TV, and Shaw Multicultural Channel.

Chinese New Year Parade
Date: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Time: 11am-1:30pm
Location: Vancouver Chinatown

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2 Responses to Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2014

  1. ruben gillette

    this will be my first Chinese New Year. never attended one before. so where are all the free events.

  2. Carrie Zhang

    I’d like to get more information.
    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Carrie Zhang