VHF has produced a number of map guides which explore Vancouver’s diverse historic neighbourhoods. Current guides are available in print from the locations listed below. Many of our older guides are out of print, but work well on tablet computers.
Historic Kitsilano Map Guide
VHF launched our newest map guide in November of 2014 with writer Amy Adams at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. This guide reveals the changes that have taken place in Kitsilano and offers a glimpse of the people who lived there and shaped the neighbourhood. This particular guide focuses on the Northeast corner of Kitsilano including three Fairview sites related to the former village of Sun’ahk.
In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 11am-1pm, $15 with Naveen Girn and Paneet Singh
In 1908, the first Sikh Gurdwara in North America opened in Kitsilano. Located at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, this religious, social and political gathering place was situated next to homes owned by the South Asian community and the saw mills where they worked. Join Naveen Girn, Curator and Community Engagement Specialist and Paneet Singh, Filmmaker and Researcher for a walking tour that will retrace the living legacy of this important space for the South Asian community by pointing out lost, and still existing buildings that illustrate the intercultural past of Vancouver, the fight against racial discrimination, and the stories that still resonate today.
Past Walks for Historic Kitsilano include:
Ki-Chi-Ra-No: A Pre-War Japanese Canadian Community with Archivist Linda Kawamoto Reid.
Walking Tours of the Historic Kitsilano Map Guide with writer Amy Adams.