Walking Tours

Up Next: Vancouver's Francophone Village

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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2017 Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

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

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.
**Following the walking tour you are invited to join us for Places That Matter plaque presentation for The Francophone Village/Le Village Francophone. More details here.

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

*Please note that the two remaining walking tours are at capacity. To be added to the waitlist email or phone 604-264-9642.

All walking tours are Saturdays from 10am to 12pm

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

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

October 28: Tatlow Park
Explore this Kitsilano neighbourhood of Craftsman homes


NEIGHBOURHOOD ZONING WALK: KITSILANO
Saturday November 25th, 1pm – 3pm
Register here: $30

Learn how Kitsilano’s strong heritage character is being preserved using zoning bylaws. Join historian and author, John Atkin, for a rain or shine walk through the area with stops at key sites. This walk is part of the Old School program, with a focus on the regulatory environment and how it impacts heritage. Please note the meeting point will be provided to registrants.
This walk earns 2 Core LUs AIBC


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)

August 12: Strathcona Place (West Side)

August 19: Selkirk Heights (South Shaughnessy)

September 9: Strathcona Hill (South Cambie)


Completed 2017 Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

April 28 & July 29 - The Viaducts Quandary

May 6 &  June 23 - East Fraser Lands

May 20 & August 18 - Vancouver’s Art Deco

June 9 - Vancouver's "Francophone Village"

June 24 - False Creek South


Completed 2017 Walking Tours

July/August - Free West Hastings Walking Tours

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