Each year the Taiwan festival celebrates in Vancouver. This year, they have several locations to showcase Taiwanese culture and food.
VBNF took a day off to enjoy the sun and the crowd at the Taiwan Festival in downtown at the Vancouver Art Museum and Granville Street. While the party is for free, and many people did come to enjoy, I found it not as good as the previous years when they held the festival at the Plaza of Nations and featured many dances and performance. Because they have different locations, it was hard for the visitors to go to each location to see what is going on there. I think it also reduce the size of the crowd if all were held at a single location. I personally do not like that. Perhaps, I cannot appreciate the loud music of the rock bands from Taiwan. I would rather like to see dances and lighter music so the youngsters can also enjoy.
I always like Taiwanese good, especially those only from Taiwan. They do have a food culture and know their good. Some are spicy and some are odd. But overall, they have good food and the price is reasonable at a special occasion like this. Many tourists did wonder what was going on at the festival. They also had a good time too. Then they can head on to Robson Street to do some shopping and have a drink or so.
See our picture show during the time of our visit.