2012’s Chinese New Year’s Parade, featuring the Year of the Dragon, in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
‘Why is everyone ignoring me?’ (slightly lost lion in Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade).
The yellow horse riders.
A mummer in the parade, “It’s a spring festival – as long as we wear red we’re in!”
Red lanterns in the Sun Yat Sen Garden. Entry is by donation during the Chinese New Year.
The Carnival Band, Vancouver, featuring a ‘dragon’ trombone.
In the play garden, a man demonstrates a Chinese yo-yo…
The Chinese Tea Shop was giving out warming samples of some unusual herbal teas.
Siaopao are ‘steamed buns’; also advertised as Chinese hamburgers. I overheard a guide saying that this small stand was part of the most famous Chinese bakery in Vancouver!
I had a steamed pork Siaopao, wonderful on a cold rainy day.
This noodle soup shop was packed with people getting out of the cold and rain..
My Won Ton & BBQ Pork Soup with tea, soy sauce and hot chile flakes in oil.
They were demonstrating how to make these candied strawberries on a stick, a nice crunchy dessert!