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Walking Tours

Just Annnounced! John Atkin's and Maurice Guibord's 2015 Walking Tours


Various dates and times
Regular walking tours $15

Special event walking tour prices will vary


Join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver’s neighbourhoods and architecture. Learn about the cultural history that shaped neighbourhoods like Japantown and Chinatown, or hear how arts movements, zoning and city planning shaped how our city looks. Each tour has limited space so it is recommended to sign up early. Sign up for our eNews to receive updates in the Spring about our 2015 walking tour season!

Walking Tours with John Atkin

Explore the length of East 25th and King Edward Ave. from the edge of the city at Boundary Road to the forest of Pacific Spirit Park. Along its length the avenue transforms from ordinary street to formal boulevard while crossing an intriguing geography of former bogs, ravines and hills, revealing incredibly diverse neighbourhoods and fascinating residential architecture.

All tours are Saturdays from 10am - 12pm EXCEPT for the June 14th walk, which is a Sunday morning at 10am.

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Saturday May 2nd - At the Edge of the City (Renfrew-Collingwood)

Saturday May 16th - A Stream and a Ravine (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)

Saturday May 23rd - Former Farms and the Interurban (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)

Sunday June 14th - The Wonky Grid (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)

Saturday June 20th - Markets and Market Gardens (Little Mountain)

Saturday July 4th - Hobbit and Other Houses (South Cambie)

Saturday July 18th - The Edge of Shaughnessy (Shaughnessy)

Saturday August 8th - Asthma Flats (Arbutus Ridge)

Saturday October 3rd - On the Ridge (Dunbar-Southlands)

Saturday October 10th - The City Ends (Dunbar-Southlands near Pacific Spirit Park)

Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

Explore Vancouver's neighbourhoods and architectural styles.

All tours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.

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Post-War Architecture – Burrard Street Corridor
Friday May 8th and Saturday July 25th
Explore the downtown Burrard Street corridor and see Vancouver's architectural transition into modern design.

East Hastings
Friday May 22nd and Friday July 10th
East Hastings has had a slow and humble development despite being the site of Vancouver's first road, hotel, wharf, post office and subdivision. During this meander through the Lakewood to Renfrew corridor, you'll see the recent growth of this neighbourhood, where the buzz of new businesses is helping maintain local heritage, including residences.

Grandview – North of Hastings Street
Friday June 12th and Saturday August 15th
Named literally for it's abundance of "Grand" views, this neighbourhood is a hidden trove of beautiful homes in the shadow of Vancouver's port. Come explore those highly sought-after grand views, see heritage revitalization by astute buyers, and enjoy the lovely architecture. Just don't tell anyone!

Commercial Drive: Little Italy
Saturday June 27th and Saturday August 29th
Vancouver's "Little Italy" has changed dramatically over the last decade. As communities move, so do the businesses that represent them. As we wander Commercial Drive we'll talk "Kits-ification", family businesses, coffee culture, and of course, development pressures.

Vancouver's Art Deco
Friday October 9th and Saturday October 17th
Vancouver has some amazing examples of the ebullient Art Deco movement.  We'll revel in the grand dames of this elaborate architectural style, both past and present, but join us to get to know some examples you have walked by but probably never noticed. Wear your Bakelite baubles!

*All walking tours are AIBC designated 2.0 Non-core professional development units, pending current approval process.

Ki-chi-ra-no: A Pre-War Japanese Canadian Community

in partnership with the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
Saturday May 30th, 10am-12pm
$15 inc tax

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, recognized across Canada throughout May, we invite you to join us for a walking tour of Historic Kitsilano’s pre-war Japanese Canadian community with Research Archivist, Linda Kawamoto Reid, of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Click here for more information.

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