Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary

197 First Street, SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4

Website

403-262-5071

Centre's Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm Closed on Statutory Holidays

About Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary

chinese-cntre-1Styled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary with its traditional architecture and decor is the largest facility of its kind in North America.

The wooden dome of the main hall ( Dr. Henry Fok Cultural Hall) which is centrum of the cultural centre, was built entirely in Beijing, then dissembled and shipped to Calgary.

The same team of craftsmen who restored the Beijing Temple of Heaven, re-built the roof and did the interior of the hall. The second level of the building contains classrooms and a library with books in Chinese and English (Orrin and Clara Christie Might Library). The main level hosts a restaurant, a Chinese arts and crafts store and a traditional Chinese medicine facility. The Chinese Artifacts Museum is located on the lower level of the centre.

What to do at Chinese Cultural Centre ?

Things to do at Chinese Cultural Centre China Town Calgary

Appreciate the architecture of the cultural centre, the main hall has 561 dragons and 40 phoenixes which decorates the the 70 foot ceiling, which is supported by 4 columns with gold ornamentation representing each season. The outer surface of the dome is covered in blue tiles imported from China.

View the exhibits in the Chinese Artifacts Museum which showcases the replicas of different kinds of rare Chinese artifacts.

Learn about the history of Chinese immigrants in Canada.

Take part in the many events held at the centre like free walking tours of the centre and the China town and festivals like Calgary Chinatown Street Festival which features Lion dancing & Dragon boat races at North Glenmore Park.

Include this in your tour of Calgary downtown.

How to get to Chinese Cultural Centre?

Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary Location & Directions

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is in the heart of China town in down town Calgary, beside Eau Claire. As the centre is located in the downtown, it is accessible by C-train routes 201 and 202. For directions, select map tab.

GPS Coordinates:
In DMS:51° 3′ 5.0292″,-114° 3′ 55.0044″
In DD: 51.051397,-114.065279

How long will it take to see Chinese Cultural Centre ?

Time Required to Visit – Half an hour to one hour.

How much to visit Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary?

Cultural Centre Admission/fee

Free

Chinese Artifacts Museum Admission/fees

Adults $5
Seniors aged 60+ $3
Students with valid ID $3
Children aged 6+ $3
Children aged 5 and under Free

Type of payments accepted – Cash, Card

When to visit Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary?

Centre’s Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm daily

Information Counter: 9am – 7pm (Mon – Fri) / 9am – 5pm (Sat & Sun)

CLOSED on Statutory Holidays

Chinese Artifacts Museum Hours / timing

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 MA to 05:30 PM

Closed on Events Days & Statutory Holidays

For Walking tours booking of China Town, please contact the Centre at 403-262-5071.

What about Amenities, Access & Parking?

Restrooms. Gift shops. Dining available in China Town.

Wheel chair accessible.

Parking Available on site.

Posted in Attractions, History & Culture and Museums

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