Various dates and times
Regular walking tours $15 (incl. tax)
Special event walking tour prices will vary
Registration for 2018 walking tours are now open! John Atkin returns April 2018 to explore the neighbourhoods that sprung up around the city’s lost and forgotten creek beds, while two new guides offer their unique perspective on Vancouver history. We are pleased to announce that Landscape Architect Adrienne Brown and Author John Belshaw have joined our walking tour guide roster and are excited to share their experience with you.
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WALKING TOURS WITH ADRIENNE BROWN
REGISTER HERE, $15
All walks are Saturdays from 10am – 12pm
Open Spaces of Vancouver’s Downtown – July 28th & September 22nd
*Please note that the July 28th walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please phone 604-264-9642 or email.
In the busy pace of Vancouver’s downtown core, places of respite and relaxation are a welcome addition. On this walk we will explore the history of open spaces in the downtown core, including the various plazas and parks, such as Art Phillips Park at Burrard Skytrain Station. Learn how the use of these public open spaces over the years has influenced Vancouver’s urban history.
Vancouver’s Waterfront: History Found Near the Seawall – August 25th
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please phone 604-264-9642 or email.
The waterfront landscape in and around Coal Harbour has seen many changes over the past century. On this walk we will visit sites on or near the seawall including the site of the original Stanley Park Brewery, the Denman Arena which stood on the site of today’s Devonian Park, and the Bayshore Inn. Enjoy a scenic walk along the seawall from Cardero Street, which was the railhead for the Canadian Pacific, to Thurlow Street.
Landscape Architect and Author, Adrienne Brown is a garden designer based in North Vancouver. She is also the creator of the Sitelines Web Atlas of Landscape Architecture in BC, which features several hundred examples of landscape and park developments constructed over the past 150 years, some of which have since been demolished.
WALKING TOURS WITH JOHN ATKIN
*Please note that all walking tours with John Atkin are currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist(s) please phone 604-264-9642 or email.
Walks run select Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
‘Following the Creeks’
Join us this year as John explores the Vancouver neighbourhoods that have sprung up around the lost and forgotten creek beds.
Saturday, July 21st – The Lake Bottom (Renfrew Heights)
A former lake and how it created modern-day Kingsway
Saturday, August 11th – Bogs, Farms and a Dairy (Killarney)
The Avalon dairy, orchards and a plant nursery
Saturday, September 8th – Memorial Park (S Kensington)
Vancouver’s first cenotaph and open water
Saturday, October 13th – Aquifers and Golf (Oakridge)
How to keep a golf course green and limiting some development
Saturday, October 27th – Skunk Cabbage and Tudors (W Point Grey)
Revival architecture and the city’s only surviving bog
Saturday, November 3rd – A Country Lane and the Mid-Century (Southlands)
Near the edge of the Fraser River, a neighbourhood of mid-century gems and a civic experiment