Chinatown Walk, Talk & Dim Sum

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Judy

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Our Chinatown Walk, Talk & Dim Sum experiences are offered year-round.

You will learn about Chinese tangible and intangible culture, including food symbolism. You will learn about the significance of Chinatowns around the world, the importance of Vancouver's Chinatown and the heritage buildings (we are the only ones who can take people into the heritage buildings). We will also share dim sum stories.

Please contact me if there is a date and/or time that you want that is not listed.

(Tour extended from 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs.)

What's included

  • Food
    Dim sum is included in the price of this Experience.

Meet your host, Judy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Judy Lam Maxwell specializes in the history of the Chinese in Canada and Chinatowns around the world. Judy is third-generation European Canadian on her dad’s side and first-generation Chinese Canadian on her mother’s side. She completed an M.A. in History from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate through the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at UBC’s Faculty of Education. She is an activist, gives Chinatown Tours, and gives dumpling lessons.

Steven Wong is a retired educator who specializes in the arts. He is fourth-generation Chinese Canadian and has strong connections to Chinatown's beginnings and history. Steven worked in the public school system and at Emily Carr University of Art & Design for over 20 years, in Fine Art Printmaking.

Both have tremendous knowledge of Chinese history, food & culture.
Judy Lam Maxwell specializes in the history of the Chinese in Canada and Chinatowns around the world. Judy is third-generation European Canadian on her dad’s side and first-generation Chinese Canadian on her mother’s side. She completed an M.A. in History from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate through the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at UBC’s Faculty of Education. She is an activist, gives Chinatown Tours, and gives dumpling lessons.

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Where you'll be

We will visit clan and county associations in Chinatown, traditional Chinese and non-Chinese businesses, and we will have a traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch together.

Rated 4.33 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Susie
October 2021
Great experience. Judy knows a fantastic amount about the area and the history. An enlightening tour ending with a delicious lunch. Highly recommend Judy.
Howard
September 2019
Touring Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell was an amazing experience. Judy has great knowledge of the history of Vancouver's Chinatown. She also has access to buildings that few do. I particularly enjoyed watching the elders play mahjong. Judy is also an expert on the the Chinatown food scene. And I understand that she is quite the dumpling maker. Apparently Judy gives dumpling making lessons in both Vancouver and Honolulu. I highly recommend Judy's Chinatown tour for both Vancouver residents and visitors.
Jon
July 2019
Wish we would have seen more of Chinatown; spent the first half of the tour inside the restaurant. It was interesting but missed out on seeing much of Chinatown itself.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Bring your curiosity and appetite.