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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Photo Credit: Rob Atkins

Address

578 Carrall St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Chinatown

Type

Parks

Grants

Heritage Conservation Grant 2019 & 2021

Protection

D

Significance

O

Description

This Suzhou-style scholar’s garden home built by craftsmen from China without the use of nails, screws or glue, was the first of its kind built outside China. The site of this unique Canadian museum was once occupied by a variety of uses including a sawmill, brothels, opera house, opium factory and train station. The Dr Sun Yat- Sen Chinese Classical Garden is an important bridge between cultures.

In 2017 the Jade Water Pavilion was awarded a City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Recognition recognizing the careful and imperceptible seismic and structural upgrades in the restoration and conservation of the Jade Water Pavillion.

As a protected landscape, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden does not have an A, B, or C classification on the Vancouver Heritage Register as these categories are only used for buildings. It is, however, a significant, municipally protected site.

Source

Chinatown Map Guide (VHF), VHF's Places That Matter Plaque Program