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Chinese Cultural Centre

191 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4, Canada
+1 403-262-5071
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Pretty ceiling and good if there is events on.

I kind of expected more from the cultural centre. When I went there was a cool thrifty market... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
The heart of Chinatown - even in winter

While everybody has a favourite shop or eatery or three in Chinatown, the Cultural Centre will... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Gorgeous building modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, houses a library, health center and an art gallery.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“library” (2 reviews)
“beijing” (3 reviews)
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191 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4, Canada
+1 403-262-5071
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I kind of expected more from the cultural centre. When I went there was a cool thrifty market inside, with plenty of artisan sellers. There was a band on stage and loads of querky things to buy from local sellers. Not sure what else goes...More

Thank AdollRoberts
Reviewed 9 February 2017

While everybody has a favourite shop or eatery or three in Chinatown, the Cultural Centre will always be its heart. It is a superb building on its own, worth the visit just to see the architecture and decoration. Although it is a living place (it...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 22 September 2016

There is 4 columns in this building each representing a season. The exterior blue tiles are made in China by the same company who produces the tiles for the temple of heaven ceiling in Beijing. To see this building is free. There is a small...More

Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We passed thru this place while enroute from Eau Claire Market to Chinatown. The building itself was pretty cool but not a lot to see or do for a Saturday. Just a passing photo op. Not sure why its on TA?

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Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I had the privilege of attending as a vendor at the many markets put on by the Chinese Cultural Centre. I was amazed at the diversity of the activities that were offered both free and a nominal cost. There were stage events, information all through...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 February 2016

You can go and have the picture in there of the building, but I think thats all, The people in there are not much friendly with the tourists, don't expect anything of them. Then go to chinatown two blocks from there if you want.

Thank SSSandyxoxo
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Beautiful building inside and out. The roof looked like there were some plants growing out of it, might be in need of some maintenance. It was very quiet when we were there and the museum was closed.

Thank xephris
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We have walked through numerous times for Chinese New Year & were guests at a Vietnamese wedding recently -it is a very beautiful building with lots of culture & history

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We walked here to day on our walking tour of Chinatown. The building is striking from the outside and worth walking around. Inside, there was an arts and crafts fair which we paid $5 each to get into. Would do that again but we were...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

The Chinese Cultural Centre is built by hiring engineers from China, copying as much as they could based on the Beijing's Temple of Heaven. Upon entering the structure, you'll be amazed by the intricate hand painting of the ceiling and the 4 pillars, filled with...More

Thank Alvin C
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