Various dates and times
Regular walking tours $16 (incl. tax)
Special event walking tour prices will vary
Seasonal walking tours will return in early spring. Guides John Atkin and John Belshaw will return, along with a few dates by Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.
John Belshaw’s walks are now on sale! Please see below for more details and registration. Check back soon for even more walk dates and themes.
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2019 Walking Tours with John Belshaw
Register Here, $16
10am to 12pm
April 27: Gore: The Avenue That Slashes the East End
Look at a map of early Vancouver and you’ll see that Gore Avenue is at an odd angle. One of the first streets laid out by loggers before surveyors, Gore Street existed before most adjacent streets. From Hastings Mill through Railtown, the Japanese District, past the elements of church and state, along the old boundary of Chinatown, to the original margin of False Creek, no other street in Vancouver delivers so much in nine blocks.
June 22: From Cedar Cove To Port Town
Less than a century ago, the area around the foot of Victoria Street was a humming hive of industrial activity, working class homes and breweries. Now it’s a bustling borough of hip restaurants, old structures and vacant lots ripe for gentrification, and more breweries than ever. Explore these streets for signs of what once was the Port of East Vancouver and see how some patterns have evolved and survived.
September 21: The Narrows
Once upon a time, False Creek was much bigger. The first bridge to cross it did so at what is now Main Street, stretching from one thin peninsula to another. This was the Narrows. The saltmarshes and mudflats of False Creek are long gone, but their imprint remains on the built environment. This walk will explore how the Narrows shaped the businesses and industries of a neighbourhood marked by dive bars, flea trap hotels, scrap merchants, and the city’s morgue.
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