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Next Up - The Other Shore (Olympic Village)

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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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Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

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

VANCOUVER'S ART DECO
Saturday May 14 & Friday May 27

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. Join us to also get to know some examples you have walked by but probably never noticed. Wear your Bakelite baubles!

HASTINGS PARK AND THE PNE FAIRGROUNDS
Friday May 20 & Saturday June 25

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.

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
Friday June 10 & 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.

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.

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

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$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 April 30 -  Carrall Street: Between Forest and Mill
Gastown
*Please note that this walk is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist phone 604-264-9642 or email.

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

Saturday July 2 - Where’s 24th Avenue?
Little Mountain / Riley Park

Saturday July 16 - Next to the Mountain
Edge of Queen Elizabeth Park

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

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