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glowing ghostie!
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There is a parade this Sunday (Jan. 29) in Vancouver's Chinatown celebrating the New Year. Info online is difficult to find:

http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/events/parade.htm
http://www.vancouverplus.ca/portal/profile.do?act=print&profileID=1016738&sectionID=113

Surely someone here has attended before. Any idea what the route is? So far all I read seen is "along Pender Street and Keefer Street". Umm, well, those streets run parallel!?

Is this the kind of parade that follows a fixed route, where you stake your spot curbside and watch everything as it goes by? Or is it more of a closed-street festival with people coming and going every-which-way?

Would appreciate some guidance :)
 

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it normally starts along pender (at gore) and goes down to carrall (sp?) and then up keefer.

fixed route or closed-street festival? it's a strange combo between the two. the lion dances seem to draw a lot of attention so people will tend to congregate around those and move with them. where they go really depends on which stores decide to put out an offering. my suggestion is to not stake out a spot and wait for things to go by. it's and organized disorganization-type of thing.

if you've never been, it's worth going out to see...well...so long as it's not raining. you may want to bring some earplugs as it does get a little noisy with the firecrackers and drumming.

have fun :)
 

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Remember that you will have to park a little farther away. If you don't mind walking there is some parking near Strathcona commmunity centre. That way you can avoid the crowds.
 

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glowing ghostie!
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We were going to take the bus OR we have access to a car (CAN) with a permit valid in any of the "Permit holders only"-type zones. Municipal gov't website shows a fair number of those spots down there.
 
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