Chinatown Walk, Talk & Dim Sum

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Experience hosted by Judy

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

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

You will learn about tangible and intangible Chinese culture, including food symbolism. You will learn about the significance of Chinatowns around the world, the importance of Vancouver's Chinatown and the value of the heritage buildings (I am the only one who can take people into the heritage buildings). I 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
  • 5 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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From $78/ person

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 4.40 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Roberta
October 2021
Judy is an absolute pleasure, and with a degree in history, she is able to give a fascinating historical overview of Chinatown. Her relationships with local businesses and residents makes it a joy to be on her tour, because she is met with so many warm hellos from all we encountered.
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.
Adam
November 2021
Dim Sum was the best. Great food I would not have otherwise ordered.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    Bring your curiosity and appetite.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.