Experience the vibrant cultural tapestry of Calgary’s historic Chinatown with our captivating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating heritage of this iconic neighbourhoood as you explore its hidden gems.We will take you into spaces you’ve never seen before!
We will share captivating stories about the 100+ years of history and insights about Calgary’s Chinatown. Marvel at the stunning architectural landmarks that reflect the important contributions of Chinese pioneers i the community, such as the historic Canton Block as well as the ornate Chinese Cultural Centre.
Explore the neighborhood’s intriguing history, from its humble beginnings in the late 19th century to its growth as a vibrant cultural hub. We will share how this neighbourhood survived despite racist policies like the Chinee Head Tax and The Chinese Exclusion Act.
Learn about the contributions of Chinese immigrants to Calgary’s development and their struggles and triumphs along the way. Discover the profound impact of the Chinese community on the city’s diverse cultural fabric, as you hear stories of resilience, entrepreneurship, and cultural preservation.
This community is a unique blend of commerce, residential, and community gathering spaces.
This tour is led by Chinatown volunteers who have a passion for sharing the history of this community.
NOTE: THIS IS A 2 HOUR WALKING TOUR WITH MINIMAL STOPS. STAIRS ARE APART OF THE TOUR WITH NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS.