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USA Today
February 15, 2018

Eight ways to experience Asia in Vancouver by Kai Oliver-Kurtin

"Home to the third-largest Chinatown in North America (after New York and San Francisco), Vancouver is the epitome of a global city, with its population almost equally divided between immigrants and non-immigrants. Slightly fewer than half of Vancouver residents are native English speakers, with 25% identifying Chinese as their first language, and a considerable population of Tagalog, Punjabi and Vietnamese speakers. Containing many vibrant cultures within a single metropolis located 24 miles from the U.S. border; Vancouver makes it easy to experience the essence of Asia without the hassle of a trans-Pacific flight."

The Georgia Straight
February 14, 2018

12 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Vancouver and Richmond through February by Charlie Smith

"As Vancouver residents prepare for the arrival of the Year of the Dog on Friday (February 16), they can look forward to three more weeks—rather than one weekend—of festivities across the region.

That’s because this year, Tourism Vancouver and Tourism Richmond have worked together to showcase a list of Lunar New Year events that have deliberately been spaced out, beginning at the start of the month."

Vancouver Courier
February 14, 2018

Stuff your pie hole at Pizza Palooza and four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week by Lindsay William-Ross

"Vancouver has gone to the dogs this year. That’s because we are celebrating the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Dog with dozens of events spread all over Metro Vancouver."

Daily Hive
February 9, 2018

7 things you can enjoy at LunarFest in Vancouver this month by DH Vancouver Staff

"The Lunar New Year is almost here, and you’re going to want to celebrate the Year of the Dog in style.

Thankfully, you have a plethora of options available to you as LunarFest is back in the city. It’s Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture that brings soul, art, and life together on one stage."

Richmond News
February 8, 2018

11 Chinese New Year events in Richmond by Richmond News

"There is an abundance of Chinese New Years celebrations taking place in Richmond this year. Here are 11 worth checking out. For more events across Richmond and Vancouver, visit Lunar New Year Festival's website."

The Seattle Times
February 5, 2018

Spring fun is just around the corner in British Columbia by Tourism Vancouver

"Wine, music, comedy, and even a Chinese New Year celebration help shift winter's last chill to the warm promise of spring. 

Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 16 and it marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Vancouver has a stellar lineup of events for anyone who wants to ring in the Lunar New Year (and the year of human’s best friend) with fanfare. Festivities include the Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, lion dances, fortune reading and more."

February 5, 2018

45th Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade by Rebecca Bollwitt

"The 45th annual Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade is a free celebration for all to ring in the Year of the Dog. This signature event features lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more."

Richmond News
January 31, 2018

Seven lucky family-friendly Lunar New Year events by Sandra Thomas

"There are dozens of events taking place across the city and in Richmond to celebrate the Lunar New Year designed to attract everyone from families to foodies. And while the Lunar New Year is officially Feb. 16, some celebrations begin as early as Feb. 7. Here’s a look at some of the family-friendly events on offer."

January 31, 2018

Free Things to Do in the City this February by Cydoney

"Lunar New Year Festival is a regional event celebrating Spring, Chinese New Year and traditional Asian New Year celebrations taking place in various locations across Vancouver and Richmond. Witness traditional lion dances, launch your own lanterns, get your lucky fortune read, and more!"

Van Foodies
January 29, 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 in Vancouver - Roundup by Joyce

"Chinese New Year is Feb. 16, 2018 and it’s the Year of the Dog. Need ideas to celebrate CNY this year? Here is a roundup for you.

Vancouver Sun
January 27, 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Dog in North America's most Asian City by Debbie Olsen

"It was 9:30 a.m. on a weekday morning and there was hardly a table to spare at Empire Seafood Restaurant — proof that in Richmond, B.C., dim sum is a great choice for breakfast. When our friendly server passed out the menus, we noticed the descriptions were written in Chinese characters with pictures beside each, so English speakers could point at what they wanted. And point we did. Dim sum is best when it’s shared with a large group because you can order more dishes."

Also published on Calgary Herald and Regina Leader-Post

January 26, 2018

30 Free Things To Do In Vancouver For February by Dora Leung

"Watch the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown. February is a huge month for Asian cultures as it is the Lunar New Year! Celebrate Chinese New Year with a massive parade of lion dancing and traditional marching bands."

Vancouver Courier
January 22, 2018

New website makes it easier to celebrate Lunar New Year by Sandra Thomas

"Site brings Lunar New Year event and festival listings in Vancouver and Richmond together in one place. 

Whether you call it Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, there is no denying it’s one of the world’s most celebrated annual events and Richmond and Vancouver have long been known for their numerous celebrations."

Also published on Inside Vancouver, Richmond News and Travel and Tour World