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A Breakdown of How George Takei Has Spent His Time in Vancouver This Year

George Takei

Photo: @georgehtakei / Instagram

“May the great bird of the galaxy bless your planet.”

Captain Sulu aka George Takei himself has been spending some time in Vancouver this year. He was starring and consulting on The Terror: Infamy, the second season of AMC’s anthology series. It started filming in town in January and just wrapped up this May. The 10-episode season premieres on AMC this summer on August 12. This season’s story centres around a Japanese internment camp during WWII.


He was also a celebrity guest at the 2019 Fan Expo Vancouver and special guest co-host for Variety’s Show of Hearts telethon.

The actor is also an author, voice artist and activist. As a human rights activist he is known for championing LGBT rights, immigration policy and Japanese-American relations.

In between work, George Takei explored the city, tried different restaurants like Hy’s Steakhouse, Coast  and Joey Burrard. He also attended events, made appearances and even made a weekend trip to Victoria. Check out all the things George Takei has down around town this year:

Grouse Mountain

George Takei ventured up to Grouse Mountain to enjoy some of beautiful British Columbia’s outdoors.


Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

George Takei was at an event in Burnaby where Canada Post unveiled a new stamp featuring the Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese-Canadian team established in Vancouver in 1914.



George Takei boldly used public transit throughout Vancouver including Sky Train.


Sea Bus

He also took a trip on the Sea Bus to North Vancouver from Downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront station.


Vancouver Convention Centre


Variety Show of Hearts



Takei and his husband toured the former Japantown, also known as the historic Japanese Canadian district in Vancouver’s Downtown Easetside.


Fan Expo Vancouver

This year’s Fan Expo Vancouver featured celebrity guests Billy Dee Williams from Star Wars and George Takei from Star  Trek.



Empress Hotel, Victoria



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