People in Victoria will be honouring the Chinese New Year during the month of February, but thanks to a new exhibit at the Royal BC Museum, visitors can get an inside look at this culture throughout the year. “Traditions in Felicities: Celebrating 155 Years of Victoria’s Chinatown” is the latest addition at the museum, and it gives all guests a peek into the city’s history.
From February 7 to September 29, visitors to the museum can see the roots of this fascinating culture in Victoria. Historical artifacts, documents, paintings and other informational displays will be present as part of the exhibition, along with video installations and interviews with prominent members of the Chinatown community.
“Traditions in Felicities showcases the distinctive heritage of Victoria’s Chinatown, both as an important early gateway between Asia-Pacific and North America and as an important site for Chinese-Canadian community development through the centuries,” Tzu-I Chung, history curator at the museum, told the Times Colonist.
After a visit to the museum, guests staying at a Victoria boutique hotel like the Magnolia Hotel & Spa can make their way to the Chinatown district for some authentic cuisine or head to other historic attractions throughout the inner harbour.