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.

The B.C. government held a public engagement featuring an online feedback form and eight public meetings in five communities. Thousands of people visited online and hundreds more shared their ideas with us in-person. Minister of State for Trade George Chow led the process with support from the Chinese Canadian Museum Working Group  and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

To support continued planning the B.C. government provided a $1-million grant to the City of Vancouver. The funding will establish a project office and a pocket gallery.

Read the What We Heard Report that summarizes people’s ideas from the engagement. The B.C. government is considering this feedback as it plans the establishment of a Chinese Canadian Museum.