Do you witness a brilliant Chinese New Year in your life? If not then you should definitely visit Vancouver in this upcoming Chinese New Year. It is the best time to wander the streets of Vancouver. This capital city of Canada hosts an amazing Chinese New Year 2016. As it is a very popular festival among Chinese people, therefore, they come forward to celebrate this occasion by organizing huge events and activities. On 31st January of this year, they will celebrate it and make it a grand celebration.
Though the city comes with soothing nature, beautiful places and rocking night life, still on this very special day it looks more gorgeous. You will get the reflection of Chinese tradition and culture at the every corner of the city. All the streets, parks, discos and clubs are filled with visitors. Vancouver organizes various Chinese New Year events every year which ended up with the annual parade. You will find this biggest parade at the Chinatown of Vancouver.
2017 CNY Celebrations
The most important part of this Chinese New Year celebration is the parade in Vancouver. It is organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver in 1979. Now, the parade has become very popular and everyone should watch it at least once in life. More than 50,000 visitors come to watch this parade and almost 3,000 performers take part in this parade. In fact, a big team of lion dancers join this parade. A number of multicultural dance troupes, local bands, 50 lions, motor cycle drill team participate in this parade. Thereby, if you are in Vancouver on this very special day you should not miss the chance of viewing this parade. It starts from the Millennium gate at Pender St. and ends at Keefer St.
Spring festival and cultural fair
You will find a beautiful spring festival and cultural fair that attracts lots of people. This festival arranged at Sun Yat-Sen Plaza. You can visit Floata restaurant and enjoy the Chinese New Year banquet. Even, you will find some amazing live entertainment there. Many big celebrities perform there on this day.
International village shopping centre
At the international village shopping centre of Vancouver, one of the biggest Chinese new year events takes place. You can watch this CNY event at free of cost. It is situated at 88 West Pender Street. Many local artists perform there to make an outstanding atmosphere. You will certainly find some great activities for kids as well.
Richmond centre: Another important place of this city is Richmond centre. Many shopping malls of this place organize different cultural programmes, flower shows. You should definitely visit Aberdeen Centre, Yaohan Centre of this city to experience the Chinese New Year.
Hotels on CNY
There are a number of hotels in Vancouver that offer brilliant services and great facilities. However, you need to book your tickets little earlier to avoid any hindrance. Search online to find out the best hotel of Vancouver for CNY celebrations.