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Here and Forever After: Qingming Ceremony and Tour at Mountain View Cemetery | Vancouver

Saturday, April 13, 10:00-11:30 A.M. PDT
Here and Forever After: Qingming Ceremony and Tour at Mountain View Cemetery | Vancouver

The Qingming Festival — also known as Ching Ming Festival — marks a time to honour ancestors by visiting their tombs to pay respects. Join us on Saturday, April 13th for a communal ceremony to pay respects and leave traditional offerings at Mountain View Cemetery.

On a guided tour, celebrate the legacies and hardships of early Chinese migrants and pioneers whose stories are also featured in the Chinese Canadian Museum, including several bachelors in The Paper Trail and members of the Yip family.

This program coincides with the Vancouver Chinese Benevolent Association’s ancestor worship ceremony. 

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • Location: The Chinese Pavilion at Mountain View Cemetery (5455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC)
    *Check-in with CCM staff directly at the Chinese Pavilion.

  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Cost: $15/person. All supplies to partake in the ceremony will be provided. 

  • Register: Registration link here


  • Sarah Ling, Exhibition and Program Manager at the Chinese Canadian Museum and Curator of Yip Family Period Rooms exhibition

  • Andrew Sandfort-Marchese, Chinatown historian and curatorial assistant for the Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Larry Chin, Co-Director of Everlasting documentary and an active volunteer serving on the boards of the Chin Wing Chun Society, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, and  Vancouver Tsung Tsin Hakka Association

To learn more about the Qingming Festival and prepare for your visit to the cemetery, check out the following videos that highlight family traditions related to the festival: