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Next Up: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano

2nd Avenue Gurdwara

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. John will lead a series of walks exploring neighbourhoods across the city from Boundary Road to the forest of Pacific Spirit Park, crossing an intriguing variety of geography and architecture. Maurice will explore diverse historic neighbourhoods and offer a close-up look at architectural styles from Art Deco to post-war. Each tour has limited space so it is recommended to sign up early. Sign up for our eNews to receive updates about upcoming tours.


In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian history in Kitsilano

Sunday, September 20th
11am - 1pm
Register Here $15 (inc. tax)

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.


Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord

Explore Vancouver's neighbourhoods and architectural styles.

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

Register Here

East Hastings

Saturday August 29th

*Please note that this tour is currently at capacity and walk-up registration will not be available. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact us at 604 264 9642 or by email

During this meander through the Lakewood to Renfrew corridor near Hastings St., you'll see the recent growth of this neighbourhood, where the buzz of new businesses is helping maintain local heritage, including residences.

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!

Completed 2015 Tours

Commercial Drive: Little Italy

Post-War Architecture: Burrard St.

Sunrise: At the Water's Edge

*All walking tours are AIBC designated 2.0 Non-core professional development units.

Walking Tours with John Atkin

*Please note John Atkin's remaining two walks are at capacity and walk-up registration will not be available. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact us at 604 264 9642 or by email.

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

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

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

Completed 2015 Tours

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)




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