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Next Up - The False Creek Flats

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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.

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FREE West Hastings Walking Tours with John Atkin

We are once again partnering with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association to offer a series of short lunch time walking tours starting in July. John Atkin will lead these 45-minute walks starting at The Perch, Lot 19 on West Hastings Street (at Hornby Street). Registration for each day's tour will be held at the meeting point beginning at 12 noon.

The walks will explore the history of one of Vancouver's most fascinating corridors which has evolved from financial centre and private clubs, to bustling shopping district, to densely populated office space.

July 8, 15, 22 and August 5, 19, 26
Meet at The Perch, Lot 19 (W. Hastings St. at Howe St.)
Registration begins at 12 noon, walk at 12:15pm


Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

REGISTER HERE
$15 (inc. tax)
All walks begin at 10am
All walks earn 2 Non-Core LU's AIBC

HASTINGS PARK AND THE PNE FAIRGROUNDS
Saturday June 25
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please email or phone 604-264-9642.

Over the past century, Hastings Park has undergone many transformations in order for it to become the entertainment and sporting destination that we see today. We will visit several of the keystone buildings and sites that highlight its development, that will evoke moments of sporting glory, of architectural and cultural transformation, of greening efforts, and of the park's darker history.

THE FALSE CREEK FLATS
Friday July 8 & Saturday September 10

The Flats have long evolved from when they were filled in by railroads over a century ago. The area continues to change dramatically as they move from muddy industrial lands to a coveted development destination. You'll see everything from former waterfront properties, to developing educational campuses, to potential hospital grounds.

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
Saturday August 13

This huge enclave is Vancouver's only cemetery, and the last resting place of many of the city's notables and prominent citizens. We'll visit the graves of a few of the men and women whose lives contributed to Vancouver’s history, and whose presence remains remarkable even after death.

GRANDVIEW: PLACES OF WORSHIP
Friday August 19

This vibrant neighbourhood has always been dotted with places of worship. Some remain, have changed hands, or are in transition. This religious microcosm reflects what is transpiring across the city with similar heritage properties: new uses, new cultural groups and development. Come explore at least five very different sites that are at various stages of their historical course.


Walking Tours with John Atkin

REGISTER HERE
$15 (inc. tax)
All walks are on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
All walks earn 2 Non-Core LU's AIBC

John walks the neighbourhoods along the length of the "zero points" of Vancouver, which act as a starting point to the east and west streets: Carrall Street in Gastown and Ontario Street from False Creek to the Fraser River. Each tour will offer up different elements of Vancouver's history.

Saturday July 2 - Where’s 24th Avenue?
Little Mountain / Riley Park
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please email or phone 604-264-9642.

Saturday July 16 - Next to the Mountain
Edge of Queen Elizabeth Park
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please email or phone 604-264-9642.

Saturday July 30 - Church and School
Sunset / Oakridge

Saturday August 6 - Sunset and Golf
Sunset

Saturday October 1 - Specials and More
South Vancouver

Saturday October 15 - Industry and the River
Fraser River


Completed 2016 Walking Tours

Friday April 8th - Under the Tent at Christ Church Cathedral
The Gothic Revival style Christ Church Cathedral, in downtown Vancouver has always been an “open door” to the city. As Vancouver's oldest surviving church, its continuous use is intrinsic to its importance as a heritage structure. It was also the first of its kind to transfer unused density rights, in this case to the adjacent site to the north now Park Place, in 1984. Christ Church Cathedral has been encased in scaffold for close to a year as it completes a 20-year restoration and renewal project. On this tour we learned about the complexities of restoring a 120-year-old building and adding contemporary art to a heritage structure. The talk and tour was with a Christ Church Cathedral resident historian, who has worked on all stages of the renovation.


Completed 2016 Maurice Guibord Walking Tours

Saturday April 23 - Grandview: Places of Worship

Saturday May 14 - Vancouver's Art Deco

Friday May 20 - Hastings Park & the PNE Fairgrounds

Friday June 10 - Mountain View Cemetery

Friday June 17 - Vancouver's Art Deco


Completed 2016 John Atkin Walking Tours

Saturday April 30 -  Carrall Street: Between Forest and Mill

Saturday May 7 - The Other Shore (Olympic Village / False Creek)

Saturday May 21 - The Suburbs (Mount Pleasant)

Saturday June 18 - Edge of the City (Mount Pleasant / Little Mountain)

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