Share your ideas on how to preserve Chinese Canadian history and culture, past and present.

The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are working together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. As part of this, the Province and the City have also committed to establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum. You can read the B.C. Government news release on the commitment to establish a Chinese Canadian museum.

The Minister of State for Trade George Chow will lead the public consultation process with support from a Working Group with vast experience in Chinese Canadian heritage, museum development, city planning and provincial history. The project is also supported by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare.

Minister of State Chow would like to make sure your ideas about Chinese Canadian history and living heritage are considered in the early stages of planning the museum.  The creation of this museum is for the people of British Columbia and its visitors, and we want you to help shape it. As such, he is asking your thoughts for how best to recognize key stories in our shared experience.

The first phase included an online feedback form which was open December 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The feedback received during the preliminary online engagement supported the planning of the community meetings that are taking place in January 2019.

You can provide feedback by:

  • Attending community meetings taking place in January, 2019. A new community meeting has been added in Richmond on February 2, 2019.
  • Responding online to additional questions to coincide with the community meeting process.

Feedback will be summarized and used as input into establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum.

Submit your feedback by February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm.