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Jun 22 Walking TourIn Person

Vancouver’s last big, tract of undeveloped land could easily have been built with age-old rectilinear ideas, instead the 1960s counterculture movement spun it into an oasis of curved streets, meandering trails and progressive co-ops.

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Jun 22 Places that MatterIn Person

Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Douglas Park Community Centre on Saturday June 22nd for the Douglas Park Community Day! At 11 am, there will be the presentation of PTM Plaque #94 at the East Field Main Stage. Visit us at the VHF Places That Matter table and stay for the family-friendly entertainment and activities and lunch options. At 1pm, John Atkin will be leading a walking tour through the park. Registration is required - please contact the Douglas Park Community Centre at 604-257-8130 to reserve your spot.

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Jun 29 Walking TourIn Person

SOLD OUT! The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city.

On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around King Edward Avenue and Columbia Street.

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Jul 6 Walking TourIn Person

SOLD OUT! The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around 20th Avenue and Vine Street.

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Jul 13 Walking TourIn Person

SOLD OUT! The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around 26th Avenue and Heather Street.

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Jul 20 Walking TourIn Person

Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood is anything but new. Travel back in time to when this area was home to one of B.C.’s largest sawmills. Hear stories about the people who lived and worked there, and the ships that sailed past – including the ill-fated journey of Vancouver’s oddball cargo vessel, The Sudden Jerk. (No prior knowledge of carbolineum is required.)

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Jul 27 Walking TourIn Person

The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around 46th Avenue and Killarney Street.

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Aug 10 Walking TourIn Person

The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around 43rd Avenue and Elgin Street.

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Aug 17 Walking TourIn Person

Downtown folk often dismissed South Van’s early settlers as gully jumpers and stump hoppers, but the rural area was home to Vancouver’s first straight road and today that arterial serves one of the city’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods. Join a seasoned Sunsetter for a stroll into the heart of Fraser Street where the echo of trams, scams and political bedlam can still be heard.

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Aug 24 Walking TourIn Person

The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around Charles Avenue and Kaslo Street.

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Sep 7 Walking TourIn Person

The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around East 4th Avenue and Penticton Street.

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