The annual Chinese New Year Parade celebrates the new year of the Chinese lunar calendar and is a fun-filled event for everyone in the family to enjoy. Featuring the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful lions from the various local fraternal and martial arts organizations. Every year the parade draws over 50,000 spectators along the route, so bring your Mighty Mites (firecrackers) and enjoy the show.
Parade Route & Parade Schedule
The 2011 parade will start at 12:00 noon
The parade route is about 1.2 Km long. The starting point is at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street), the parade will proceed east along Pender Street, turn south onto Gore Street, turn west onto Keefer Street and then disperse at Keefer and Columbia.
See map below:
2011 Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade |Date: Feb 6, 2011 | Time: 12:00 noon | Chinatown (starts at Millennium Gate)
Image: Mark Klotz