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“You might think you know Calgary’s Chinatown, but you will learn so much at Friends of Chinatown’s walking tour fo the area.


As a life-long Calgarian, I loved hearing about the history seeing new places and meeting the community members that all call Chinatown home. Fun experience for all!”

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Friends of Chinatown is a group of dedicated volunteers who passion is sharing the history, growth, and culture of Chinatown in Calgary. We’ve been volunteering since 2016 but just started our instagram this year where we share history and yummy places to eat in chinatown.


We host historic chinatown tours, badminton meet ups, outdoor hotpot nights, outdoor movie clubs and fundraisers!


We love showing people the different secret places that chinatown residents like seniors and families utilize on a daily basis. We also love sharing the stories behind many chinatown businesses that provide important amenities to our residential neighbourhood.


Chinatown is over 100 years old and fought hard to have a place to call their own after being kicked out of two other neighbourhoods in Calgary.


We are keeping the tradition of mutual aid and volunteerism alive and hope to inspire more people to visit and fall In love with the uniqueness of Chinatown.

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