Walking Tours

Up Next: FREE West Hastings Walking Tour

Various dates and times
Regular walking tours $15 (incl. tax)

Special event walking tour prices will vary

 

Join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver’s neighbourhoods and architecture.

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EXPLORE HISTORIC WEST HASTINGS STREET

Walking Tours
July 7, 14 & 28 and August 4 & 25
12:15pm – 1pm
FREE. Sponsored by Hastings West.

Join a free 45-minute lunchtime tour of West Hastings Street with guide and historian, John Atkin. The West Hastings corridor has long been an important one in Vancouver. With a diverse history of “temple” banks and private clubs, a once thriving fashion district and remarkable architecture ranging from the early 1900s to the Modern movement in the 1960s and 70s, West Hastings Street offers intriguing stories at every corner.

All tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be at Lot 19, at the foot of Hornby St. at W Hastings St, starting at 12pm each tour date.

 


2017 Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

Register for all walks here
All walking tours are Fridays or Saturdays from 10am to 12pm

The Viaducts Quandary – Saturday, July 29
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist email or phone 604-264-9642.
The Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts remain a polarizing site. On this walk, we will learn why they were built and what will be going on there in the post-viaduct era. We'll explore the area and learn the history, check out the impacts and the dramatic changes that continue to happen in their shadow due to various urban pressures and developments.

Vancouver’s Art Deco – Friday, August 18
The Art Deco style exploded worldwide after the First World War, as a lively and joyful counter to the previous years of constraint and conflict. Influencing fashion, marketing and publishing, its most vivacious implementation was in the world of architecture and design, and Vancouver jumped right into the fray. Come enjoy some of the fine examples of this impressive style in the downtown core. Don’t forget to wear your Bakelite baubles!

Vancouver's "Francophone Village" – Saturday, September 30
Until the late 1970s, French-Canadians found homes and jobs in a French quarter centered around Saint-Sacrement Church on Heather St. near W 16th Ave. On this walk, we will cover this area to retrace its formative period and the political and religious forces that propelled its establishment, as well as its disappearance.

False Creek South – Friday, October 20
Since the 2010 Olympics, development in False Creek South has never stopped. From West 2nd to West 6th Avenue, the terrain is now unrecognizable. Condos reign supreme, with the odd precious heritage building now preserved in a transformed community role. We'll find these gems and also pay homage to some of our lost ones along the way.


2017 Walking Tours with John Atkin

Register for all walks here
All walking tours are Saturdays from 10am to 12pm

"HERE AND THERE: A FEW BITS OF THE CITY"

August 12: Strathcona Place
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the wailist please email or phone 604-264-9642.
Now located in the Arbutus-Ridge neighbourhood, the area's slogan was 'Get away from the burden of rent in the bungalow district of Point Grey'

August 19: Selkirk Heights
Explore the left over piece of the 3rd Shaughnessy subdivision

September 9: Strathcona Hill
Find out about the area south of Strathcona Park, which was a popular neighbourhood of fine homes

October 14: On the Edge of Shaughnessy
Below the first subdivision of Shaughnessy lies a neighbourhood of more modest homes

October 28: Tatlow Park
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist email or phone 604-264-9642.
Explore this Kitsilano neighbourhood of Craftsman homes


Completed 2017 Walking Tours with John Atkin

April 15: The Southern Sunny Slope (Kerrisdale)

May 13: Royal Nurseries (South Kerrisdale)

June 10: Pleasant View (Fraserview)

June 17: Bon Accord Park (Renfrew-Collingwood)

July 15: Welton Heights (Riley Park)


Completed 2017 Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

April 28 - The Viaducts Quandary

May 6 - East Fraser Lands

May 20 - Vancouver’s Art Deco

June 9 - Vancouver's "Francophone Village"

June 23 - East Fraser Lands


Completed 2017 Walking Tours

July 20 - Free Architectural Photography Workshop on West Hastings St.