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Family Day 2024

Monday, February 19
Family Day 2024


Build Your Own Lego Family

In the Chinese language, there are unique titles for each family member and relative. This makes it easy to distinguish all your relations in a large extended family.

Learn about your family tree in Cantonese through playing with Lego! Build your own family using Lego pieces and have them pose for an instant family portrait. Museum staff will be available to support you in learning about all the unique names of your family relations as you put together your own tree.

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room (Ground Floor)

  • Cost: Free with admission

Family Ties Clan Tour

Family Ties: A Guided Tour of Chinese Society Buildings

Have you wanted to learn more about your family history? Are you curious about the importance of clan societies in Chinatown?

Explore the significance of lineage, extended family ties, and cultural traditions through the lens of two Chinese clan societies that date back over a century. Join us for a guided tour of the Yue Shan Society and the Mah Society of Canada in Vancouver Chinatown, led by directors from each group. Both of these associations have strong ties to the history of the Wing Sang Building, home of the Chinese Canadian Museum.

Participants will also have an opportunity to ask about their own Chinese surname and resources to further their learning.

Offered in collaboration with the Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (CSHBA).

  • Date: Monday, February 19, 2024

  • Time: 1-3 p.m.

  • Location: Sign-in at Chinese Canadian Museum, 51 East Pender St.

  • Cost: $15/person (partial proceeds will support the heritage conservation efforts of CSHBA)

  • Buy tickets: Registration link here


Friday, Feb. 16 - Sunday, Feb. 18 - Winter Arts Festival

Visit us during our special extended opening hours!

  • Friday, Feb. 16: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 17: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 18: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17 - 2nd Anniversary Celebrations

Come celebrate our Fan Tan Alley location's second anniversary of opening! In-person visitors will receive a special treat (quantities limited) - drop by and say hello.

Sunday, Feb. 18 - Victoria Lunar New Year Parade

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Canada's oldest Chinatown! After the Lunar New Year parade, lion dancers will bless the museum to drive away bad luck and bring in good fortune for the New Year.

Monday, Feb. 19 - Family Day

  • Build Your Own Lego Family

  • Chopstick Challenge

  • Chinatown Walking Quiz