Lion Dance


Chinatown Arch

Just a short walk from the Parliament Hill, come and visit  Chinatown, a multicultural community in the heart of Canada’s capital. 
Taste the best food from various Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, India, Thai or Canadian restaurants, cafe, and tea houses, while admiring the award-winning imperial-style arch. 
It is tight-knit neighborhood with welcoming residents and businesses. 
Chinatown welcomes you to explore and enjoy. 

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Chinatown Tour June 18 – 30

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade Feb 17




Take home luck

Lucky signs

Luck, Abundance, Longevity, Happiness and Good Fortune are known to be the basic and modest wishes in the lives of ordinary people in Chinese culture. These five characters in calligraphy are an artistic expression of the blessings received by those who touch them.

Canada – the adopted home for many immigrants – is a country where abundance, luck, happiness, wealth, and stability abound and with which many of us are blessed. We wish for all Canadians to embrace and enjoy Luck, Abundance, Longevity, Happiness, and Good Fortune forever.

Chinatown lucky signs

Find the signs under the Chinatown Gateway on Somerset Street West.

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