; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: Chinese Canadian Military Museum

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Chinese Canadian Military Museum

This past weekend I took a trip down to 555 Columbia Street for some Chinatown realness!

The plan was to visit the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, which is housed on the second floor of the Chinese Cultural Centre.

Also there right now is a photo journalism exhibit from Ming Pao newspaper, which ends on March 31st, so hurry down if you don't want to miss it!

Next to it is the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, which is open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Admission is only $5 and what you get to see is a "wide range of photographs, documents, and artifacts which help tell the story of Chinese-Canadian soldiers in both world wars, and in conflicts since then."

Imagine a world without Internet or instant access to information, and receiving a telegraph or letter telling you that your child has gone missing from a world war.

It's a small museum, so you'll be done in an hour's time at the most. So why not make it a Chinatown day, and grab an apple tart over at New Town Bakery? Or go for lunch at the historic Foo's Ho Ho (the oldest Chinese restaurant in Chinatown). Then maybe take a stroll through the world renowned Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Or perhaps just stroll the streets and browse the shops for all that Chinatown has to offer!

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