Credit: Surrey Archives 2014.0049.466
Chinese Canadian History in BC
Explore the long and evolving history of the Chinese diaspora in BC.
Tickets & Pricing
Delivered by guest speaker Sarah Ling, Exhibition and Program Manager of the Chinese Canadian Museum, this free one-hour talk will explore the long and evolving history of the Chinese diaspora in BC. Chinese immigrants and their descendants have long been a part of British Columbia’s story, shaping its landscapes and communities for over a century.
Sarah Ling will be covering themes featured in the new Odysseys and Migration exhibition currently showing at the Chinese Canadian Museum.
“This exhibition recounts some of the unique journeys that are in Chinese Canadian history from the 18th century to the present day. From Chinese-Indigenous relations since 1788 to the multiple migration waves between Hong Kong and Vancouver, to 20th-21st-century migrations from countries across the world such as South Africa, Thailand, and Singapore, this introductory exhibition serves as a prelude for sharing the integral role and unique identities of Chinese diasporas in Canada.” -Sarah Ling
How to Register
Register online or by phone at 604-501-5100.
About the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC
The society was founded in 2020 to build a public museum honouring the history, contributions, and heritage of Chinese Canadians. In July 2023, the museum moved into its permanent home in the Wing Sang building, which is the oldest structure in Vancouver’s Chinatown.