Taking a trip to Chinatown

by Brie

One morning during March break the kids and I made a visit to Chinatown. Walking down Somerset towards Bronson I told the kids to watch out for the huge arch announcing the beginning of Chinatown. Neither had any idea what I was talking about as I tried to explain the arch but they sure knew it when they saw it!

The arch was our first stop and we spent some time taking a closer look. I was blown away by how vibrant the colours are. My four and a half year old girl was happy to pose in from of the lion statue. My two and a half year old boy wanted nothing to do with the lion and stood as far away from it as possible.


We took a walk down the street looking in the store windows on our way to the Kowloon Market. Inside the boy sat in the front of the shopping cart and the three of us started to wander the store. It was great to be in a new shopping environment, one where the kids don't know every aisle by heart and try to rush through as fast as possible. The kids were happy to wander each aisle looking at the items on the shelves. I heard a lot of "What's this mama?".

We stocked up on tofu and some yummy noodles. The kids wanted to get a treat so we also left with a big bag of fortune cookies. As soon as we paid and made it outside the kids wanted to eat their cookies. They couldn't have cared less about the fortunes, but I thought they were funny.

fortune cookies
fortune cookies

Unfortunately we had to leave before the restaurants opened in order to make it home for the boy's nap. But I am already planning our next trip to Chinatown. This time I'll make sure we go in the late afternoon so that we can end our visit with  dinner!

Have you visited Chinatown with your kids? Where do they love to go?

Brie is the mom of a 4 year old daughter “the girl” and 2 old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.