Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Chinese Canadian Museum

Happy Year of the Ox! The Chinese Canadian Museum is providing free Lunar New Year programming on-site at their temporary exhibition gallery (27 E. Pender St.) and virtually.


Until further notice, in line with the public health order, non-essential travel into, within, and out of BC is not recommended. BC residents, let’s do our part by continuing to stay small and support local with your immediate household, in accordance with the latest guidelines.


To celebrate Lunar New Year, the Chinese Canadian Museum are animating their exhibition space with special activities that comply with controlled entry and physical distancing measures, between February 12-14.

While inside you’ll have access to A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia Exhibition, and cultural activities that include Lunar New Year story sharing stations and a master calligraphy sessions.

They are limiting this to 10 visitors in the space each hour. Reserve now to guarantee a spot.

Cousins Across the Water in Conversation: Lunar New Year

Join the Chinese Canadian Museum for a conversation on Lunar New Year celebrations on February 17, 7-8pm.  Learn about the traditions and customs around the most significant cultural event for Chinese worldwide, right here in BC.

What kinds of activities and traditions are common at this time, and why are they important? Classic foods, mythical creatures, and lai see/hong bao (red envelopes) – you have probably seen these, but what do they mean?

Learn the richness of these traditions from Dr. Imogene Lim and Dr. Zoe Lam who will share some of their earliest memories and insights from Lunar New Year, which kicks off the two-week long Spring Festival. They will also walk us through some small family businesses in Chinatown that you can support and where you can pick up some delicacies. We promise this will be a most delicious talk!

Register here



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