Chinese Nationalist League


This four-storey building is located at 525 Gore Avenue at the eastern gateway to Vancouver's historic Chinatown. The building houses a mix of commercial, institutional and social uses.

Brief History

The heritage value of the Nationalist League Building is derived from its longstanding association with the Chinese Nationalist League and, through this, its association with an important aspect of life in most overseas Chinese communities in the twentieth century, namely intense involvement by the community in Chinese politics. The heritage value of the building is also derived from its architect and architecture.



Year built


Heritage Category

A The heritage category defines the historical significance of a building.

Defining Elements
  • Prominent corner location
  • Geight of the building over its neighbours at the time
  • Use of classical architectural elements
Building Composition
Floors2–4 Society
Floor1 Retail