Celebrate Chinese New Year at Canada’s Oldest Chinatown

Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1850s when the pacific goldrush and railway drew Asian immigrants. So while it may be small, it is packed with history! This year Chinese New Year will be celebrated under Chinatown’s Gate of Harmonious Interests on February 10th with the annual lion dance parade as well as other cultural performances and Kung Fu demonstration.

Chinese New Year celebrations span February 5-15th, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are blessed with good fortune and are a symbol of wealth. These celebrations date back over 4,000 years and each day in the festival is specially dedicated: from the in laws to Day of the Human and the Lantern Festival.

With Chinatown being just steps from the Regent, we encourage you to walk over and take in the festivities!