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Walking Tours

Summer walking tour information available soon

Map 146 (edit). Historical Atlas of Vancouver. Derek Hayes, 2005. P 81.

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!


Shaughnessy Heights: “The Swellest and Most Beautiful Neighbourhood” With John Atkin

Cost $15 (inc. tax)

Our February 14th & February 26th, 10am – 12pm and March 7th, 2-4pm walks are already at capacity. Call the office at 604-264-9642 if you would be like to added to the waitlist in case a fourth walk is added.
Join us for one of two Special Walking Tours to get more familiar with the First Shaughnessy neighbourhood, ahead of public consultation on how to best manage the rich heritage of the area. With its winding avenues, lush landscape and grand homes, Shaughnessy was originally created and managed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods and happens to be the city’s first planned community. On this walk, we’ll explore the neighbourhood’s heritage value, and examine its complex and intriguing development history while discovering some fabulous architecture.

Vancouver’s Main Streets: City Walks
To celebrate Heritage Week,  John Atkin will give another set of walks that will explore the history, changing fortunes and present-day opportunities of three of Vancouver’s main streets past and present, each at the heart of the community.
Register Here

February 20th: Vancouver’s Historic Downtown: From Gastown to Hastings Street
10am – 12pm, $15 Limited Spaces Available
Sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association

February 21st: Hudson Street – Marpole History
2pm– 4pm, $15

February 22nd: Commercial Street – Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood
10am – 12pm, $15

Walking Tours with John Atkin

Thank you to everyone who joined John Off Broadway! As one of Vancouver's longest streets, Broadway is the link to many interesting and quirky neighbourhoods along its route across the city. John led a series of eleven walks from Windermere to Alma with many diversions along the way. We look forward to John's 2015 series starting in May 2015!

Saturday walking tours are 10am - 12pm

Check back soon for the 2015 series.


Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

Explore Vancouver's neighbourhoods and architectural styles.

Thanks to everyone who joined Maurice in 2014, this selection of walking tours have ended for 2014. Check back soon for Maurice's 2015 line-up.

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

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