Museum Vision and Approach
The Chinese experience on the West Coast of Canada reaches back some 240 years – predating the founding of both the province of British Columbia and the country of Canada. The contributions of early Chinese immigrants, and their descendants, have touched every corner of the province.
The B.C. government and the City of Vancouver have committed to establishing a Chinese Canadian museum. A museum will help honour this legacy and acknowledge the racism, discrimination and hardships faced by the Chinese Canadian pioneers who helped to build B.C. It will preserve historically significant artifacts and sites for generations to come, and it will share the myriad stories that represent the community’s resilience, innovation and strength.
The preliminary vision for the museum is based on a “hub and spoke” concept with a hub in Vancouver Chinatown and spokes at other sites across B.C.
The public consultation process helped to further inform the final vision for the museum. Read the What We Heard Report that summarizes people’s ideas from the engagement.