Upcoming Talks and Tours

September 5, 2021

 

Sunday, September 5  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  $10 for members, $15 for non-members

 

Join us for our first in-person event since 2019, where we explore the myriad effects of COVID-19 on our city!

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted how we live our everyday lives, how we connect with the people and places we care about, and how we think about and experience the city. What is the heritage of an event that has impacted our lives so profoundly? On this 2 hour tour around downtown Vancouver, we will be exploring the multilayered effects of the ongoing pandemic in the city and reflecting on some key questions: How will the ‘new normal’ be configured in the post-pandemic city? Will there be enduring changes to the way we work, travel, shop, gather, protest, celebrate, and memorialize? What will the changes to our streetscapes and built forms look like? Come take both a retrospective and look forward through these ‘Covidian times’ as we unpack various themes and spaces in the central city.

Information about the start location will be sent with a confirmation email.

In resuming in-person tours, our priority is the health and well-being of our guides and guests. Following local public health guidelines in British Columbia, masks are not required on the outdoor portions of the walking tour, but are highly encouraged. Additionally, physical distancing will be enforced where possible (there are some smaller areas on the tour and physical distancing cannot always be guaranteed on sidewalks and other high-traffic areas). To aid physical distancing, there is a temporary limited capacity. The tour is also entirely outdoors. Finally, we ask that any guests who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are feeling ill, or who have come into close contact with anyone who has been ill in the past two weeks, to not attend. We have adjusted our cancellation policy to accommodate any last-minute changes – please contact us via email if that applies to you. We will also be collecting information (name and either phone number or email address) for contact tracing should someone on the tour become ill.