Surrounded by Chinese characters, these Lions are formidable guards of the Millennium Gate which leads into the heart of Chinatown.
To celebrate the new millennium, representatives from the Vancouver Chinatown Millennium society designed this piece to commentate a journey in time as well as a representation of both the past and the future.
Many plaques and dedications to those involved in the project adorn the lower portion of the gate which was completed in 2002, celebrating the arrival of a new century.
Consisting of columns, three large rectangular gray slabs and ornate carvings on the top edges, the gate is an interesting stop in Chinatown to examine new art forms occurring within a very traditional setting.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Millennium GateEntrance to Chinatown on W. Pender St.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region