Calgary’s Chinatown has had a long and rich history. In its 100 year existence, Chinatown has relocated three times, survived fires, floods, racism, and possible demolition. Today, Chinatown has come a long way from its inception and boasts an eye-catching Chinese Cultural Centre, with a variety of restaurants and local businesses of various backgrounds from Asia and elsewhere. It is a place of cultural discovery and enjoyment for all Calgarians, and has the potential to be much more if we have a plan for its continued vibrancy and preservation.
Did you know?
That our Chinatown currently has 6 properties listed under the City of Calgary’s heritage inventory?
This is a formal recognition of a property’s heritage, but that listing alone does not equal protection nor regulation on those properties. Protection can only be granted when a property owner has requested it.
|212-216 Centre St SE||214 CENTRE ST SW||1911||CHINATOWN|
|218 Centre St SE||218 CENTRE ST SE||1911||CHINATOWN|
|Canton Block (200-210)||200 CENTRE ST SE||1910||CHINATOWN|
|Chinese National League||109 2 AV SE||1911||CHINATOWN|
|Chinese National League Building||110 3 AV SE||1954||CHINATOWN|
|Chinese United Church||124 2 AV SW||1953||CHINATOWN|
Read more about the history of Chinese Albertans and Calgary Chinatown below: