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Walking Tours

Up Next: Chinatown and Dim Sum Walk

Mah Society

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.

Chinatown & Dim Sum, & Mt Pleasant walks with John Atkin

Chinatown & Dim Sum
Sunday October 25th, 9am - 11am walking tour, 11am onward a Dim Sum lunch
Join John Atkin on a walk through one of the city’s oldest districts. We’ll explore a fascinating history and unique architecture, dispel some myths, explore a few nooks and crannies and look at the future of this important neighbourhood, including efforts to maintain and rehabilitate the historically significant Chinese Society Buildings that are indicative of the cultural history of the neighbourhood. Afterwards, keep the conversation going  with John over a special menu of Dim Sum at a local restaurant.
Tickets $35 (plus tax) includes Dim Sum.

Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Mt. Pleasant
Saturday November 14th, 2pm - 4pm
Yes, zoning can be fun! Join Civic Historian John Atkin on this continuing series of zoning walks, this visit through Mount Pleasant. We'll explore this RT 5 & 6 zoning district and some of the first heritage oriented zoning in action, see how well it worked and how it is affecting Mt Pleasant today. Walk starts at Columbia and 15th Ave. This walk is part of our Old School program.
Tickets $30

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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Vancouver's Art Deco

Friday October 9th and Saturday October 17th

*Please note there are only a few spots left for the October 9th walk, so sign up now! The October 17th Art Deco walk is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact us at 604 264 9642 or by email.

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

East Hastings

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

Walking Tours with John Atkin

*Please note John Atkin's remaining walk is 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 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)

Saturday October 3- On the Ridge


Check out our MAP GUIDES page for Special Walking Tours of Historic Kitsilano.




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