What to See

Tong Association Temple

“Grandmother or Poh Poh was going regularly to our family Tong Association Temple on Pender Street to pray for a boy.”  Page 1

St. Paul’s Mission

“During the early mornings, in the 1920’s and ’30, nuns came regularly from St. Paul’s Mission to help clean and take the bodies away.”  Page 30

False Creek Flats

“In the city dump on False Creek Flats, living in makeshift huts, thirty two Old China bachelor-men tried to shelter themselves, dozens more were dying of neglect in the overcrowded rooms of Pender Street.  Page 29

Kingdom Church Kindergarten

“At Kingdom Church Kindergarden, I also learned to say the words “fart fact,” and that upset Miss Bigley.”  Page 37

Canton Alley

In The Jade Peony:

“And lately. in my movie costumes, I tapped the steps as deftly as Shirley herself.  I hung up old bedsheets for skies, draped ropes for rivers, piled up orange-crates for mountains, just like the Canton Alley operas, with their fine silk and dazzling sequins and plain wood props.”  Page 79

St.Paul’s Hospital-1081 Burrard Street

In The Jade Peony:

“But the official white doctor from St. Paul’s Hospital – so far – could not find T.B.”  Page 65

Lux Odean Pender Street

In The Jade Peony:

Delighting in each other’s company, the two of us would walk as fast as we could down Pender Street to get a snack of Chinese pastry, served with a bowl of “daily soup,” or pace ourselves so stat we would arrive in time to catch the movie house matinee at the Lux or Odeon around the corner on Hastings Street.”  Page 81

Odeon 20 West Hastings Street – New apt building

Lux 57 Hastings street.. Lux Apt Building

Blue Eagle Cafe — 130 East Hastings Street

Owl Drugs–Main & Hastings (a drugstore)—199 Hastings Street East

Strathcona Elementary — 592 Pender Street East

Hastings Gym-3096 East Hastings St Vancouver, BC V5K 2A3  604-718-6222

Carnegie Library on Hastings & Main –Carnegie Community Centre is located at 401 Main Street

King Edward High School– Oak and West 12th

 St. Paul’s Hospital-1081 Burrard Street

Chinese Presbyterian Church   6137 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC, Canada  604-324-2533

North Shore Mountains

Maclean Park 797 Keefer

Ocean View Cemetery – 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby BC

Exibition Park-2901 Hastings Street

Docks — 100 The Point, 999 Canada Place Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver –1100 Chestnut Street
How To Get Here By Car From DowntownCross the Burrard Street bridge

Turn right onto Cornwall Street (keep right as you come off the bridge)
Turn right at Chestnut Street (this will be the first street)
Park at the MOV!

Oppenheimer Park community of the Downtown Eastside-the park is bounded by Jackson Street, Dunlevy Street, Powell Street, and East Cordova. Oppenheimer Park’s facilities include a softball field

Jimi Hendrix Shrine-207 Union Street

The restaurant on this site used to belong to Nora Rose Moore Hendrix, who was Jimi Hendrix’s grandmother. Jimi lived by here while he was in primary school. This is now the site of a shrine dedicated to Jimi Hendrix.

Century’s Winds of Change Mural-11 West Pender Street

This mural records the historical times of Chinese in Canada crossing the span of over 100 years, from 1858 to present.


Heavenly Gate Mission

Ice cream shop

Kingdom Church

First Mission Church

Mission Hospital

Good fortune club

Winter’s Hotel in Gastown

Tong Association Temple

(Seawall), Stanley Park

Little Tokyo (Japantown),

Alberta and 12th, Army Navy,

Vancouver Wool Factory


The Blue Bird cafe

W.K. Gradens Restaurant

The Chinese Methodist Church

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