Walking Tours

Various dates and times
Regular walking tours $16 (incl. tax)

Special event walking tour prices will vary


Seasonal walking tours return this spring. Join returning guides John Atkin and John Belshaw for their series of walks, as well as Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.

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2019 Walking Tours with John Atkin

Please note all of John Atkin’s walks are at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waiting lists please email or phone 604-264-9642.

Select Saturdays from 10am to 12pm

In 2019 join John Atkin to explore Vancouver’s industrial heritage and history.

October 19: Take Me to the River
For thousands of years the Fraser River and its shoreline has been an important food source and transportation corridor. It has long been a major industrial artery and is now an emerging residential area.

Completed 2019 Michael Schwartz Walks

July 14: Foundations of the Jewish Community in Gastown & Strathcona

August 25: Pioneers of Vancouver’s Jewish Community at Mountain View Cemetery

September 22: Oakridge Community History

Completed 2019 John Belshaw Walks

April 27: Gore: The Avenue That Slashes the East End

June 22: From Cedar Cove To Port Town

September 21: The Narrows

Completed 2019 John Atkin Walks

May 4: The Waterfront

May 25: Railtown

June 8: Vernon Street

July 6: From Creek to Trains

July 20: Shipyards, Salt and the Olympics

August 10: Beer, Boxes and Tents

August 31: Vegetables, Furniture and Flowers

September 7: Lumber and Telephones

October 5: Foundries, Lumber and Baseball

Completed 2019 Special Event Walks

June 23 & September 15: Fraserview’s Shifting Shores with Rob Howatson

July 28: Lower Mount Pleasant: industry, immigrants and institutions with Christine Hagemoen

Completed 2018 Walking Tours with John Atkin (Click to View)

March 18: Gastown Revisited

April 7: China Creek Basin (NE Mount Pleasant)

April 21: China Creek Ravine (SE Mount Pleasant)

June 16: Davey Creek (SE Mount Pleasant)

June 24: A Brewery and A Stump (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)

July 21: The Lake Bottom (Renfrew Heights)

August 11: Bogs, Farms and a Dairy (Killarney)

September 8: Memorial Park (S Kensington)

October 27: Skunk Cabbage and Tudors (W Point Grey)

November 3: A Country Lane and the Mid-Century (Southlands)

Completed 2018 Walking Tours with John Belshaw (Click to View)

May 5 & July 7: Gore - The Avenue That Slashes the East End

June 9: From Cedar Cove To Port Town

June 23: The Narrows

Completed 2018 Walking Tours with Adrienne Brown (Click to View)

May 12 & August 25: Vancouver’s Waterfront - History Found Near the Seawall

July 28 & September 22: Open Spaces of Vancouver’s Downtown

Completed 2018 Special Event Walking Tours (Click to View)

May 13: Revitalizing UBC - Cultural Landscape and Twentieth Century Design Legacies

October 27: Historic Powell Street Walking Tour 

Completed 2017 Walking Tours with John Atkin (Click to View)


April 15: The Southern Sunny Slope (Kerrisdale)

May 13: Royal Nurseries (South Kerrisdale)

June 10: Pleasant View (Fraserview)

June 17: Bon Accord Park (Renfrew-Collingwood)

July 15: Welton Heights (Riley Park)

August 12: Strathcona Place (West Side)

August 19: Selkirk Heights (South Shaughnessy)

September 9: Strathcona Hill (South Cambie)

October 14: On the Edge of Shaughnessy (North Shaughnessy)

October 28: Tatlow Park (Kitsilano)

November 19: Chinatown Walk & Dim Sum Lunch

Completed 2017 Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord (Click to View)

April 28 & July 29 - The Viaducts Quandary

May 6 &  June 23 - East Fraser Lands

May 20 & August 18 - Vancouver’s Art Deco

June 9 & Sept 30 - Vancouver's "Francophone Village"

June 24 & Oct 20 - False Creek South