Victoria Chinatown Museum Society

In early 2020, we formed the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society to honour the history, culture and contribution of Chinese Canadians. We want to tell a story, the story of how we lived and what our ancestors had to go through to get to today.

Gates of Chinatown Victoria BC

Upcoming Event

AWAKENING CHINATOWN 2022 | May 29
The month of May 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of Asian Heritage Month and it has never felt more important. After two years of a pandemic, it’s time to come together and celebrate the resilience and contributions of Asian peoples in British Columbia. At a time when the world is dedicated to learning, growing and ending racism, honouring Asian Canadian history has an additional level of significance.

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Peering into the Past

Chinatowns, located throughout the Americas and other continents, are important sites of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Today, they face myriad changes and crises, including balancing new urban developments, gentrification, population shifts, and the preservation of historical architecture and aura.

Gallery

The images in this gallery come courtesy of the City of Victoria archive. The photos cronical the esteemed history of Victoria’s Chinatown.

Early fisgard street
Chinatown Gates

As the first generation of Chinese Canadians to be born in Victoria, I feel it is important to share the legacy of our ancestors.  It was through their hard work and perseverance that has granted us the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy today.  This museum will honour our culture and our ancestors.”

Alan Lowe

Chairman

Victoria Chinatown and Great Wall

Meet the Board

Alan Lowe

Alan Lowe

Chairman

Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon

Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon

Vice Chair

John Adams

John Adams

Secretary

Kevin Sing

Kevin Sing

Treasurer

Robert Fung

Robert Fung

Ronald Greene

Ronald Greene

Thomas Chan

Thomas Chan

Melanie Mahlman

Melanie Mahlman

Winnie Lee

Winnie Lee

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