Chinese New Year – Celebrate the year of the Rooster!

happy chinese new year

Don’t miss the 44th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, January 29th, 2017, at 11am.

This signature Chinese New Year event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more.

The 1.3-km long route starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street), proceeds east along Pender Street, turns south onto Gore Street, turns west onto Keefer Street and then disperses on Keefer at Abbott.See the full map here.

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and this year, we celebrate the year of the Rooster beginning January 28, 2017. There are plenty of festivities planned at different venues to celebrate this holiday including the International Village, Fly Over Canada, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Oakridge Shopping Centre.

We could see a flurry of activity this weekend at our open houses, both in Kitsilano and Chinatown, with prospective buyers who are anticipating the arrival of their extended families to celebrate the New Year.

If you haven’t already explored the tasty Asian restaurants and Noodle Bars Chinatown offers, now is the perfect time. Here is a list to get you started:

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, Sai Woo, Phnom Penh Restaurant, The Ramen Butcher, New Town Bakery & Restaurant, Fat Mao, Harvest, Kent’s Kitchen and Goldstone Bakery.