Join representatives of the Chinatown Generations Society (previously Youth Collaborative for Chinatown) and Wongs’ Benevolent Association; Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre; and the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC for a cross-cultural tour of historic Mountain View Cemetery.
First opened in 1886, Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the earliest members of our city’s population, with sections designated for various communities.
Participate in half-hour tours of the Jewish and Japanese sections of the cemetery. A tour of the Chinese section will end with observance of the annual Chingming Festival (also known as Tomb Sweeping Day) at the Chinese altar, which will include partaking in the sharing of food offerings.
Ticket price includes tours, and Chingming foods and supplies sourced from Chinatown.
This event is part of the fourth annual Cross Cultural Walking Tours festival. For more info, please go to www.crossculturaltours.ca and visit our Fb/IG @crossculturaltours
Photo Caption: Sato and Iwasaki burials at Mountain View Cemetery, ca. 1910. NNM 2009.2.38