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Heritage Vancouver Society’s Walking Tours

Heritage Vancouver wishes to thank our experienced tour guides for their generous contribution in creating a greater appreciation for Vancouver's built heritage. Our guides are all unique — their backgrounds, their personalities, and their stories bring Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods to life. Thank you for making these tours possible.

Additional tours will be posted, once confirmed. Watch for them!

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July 27:
Aug 17:
Aug 23:
Sept 7:
Sept 14:
Sept 21:
Sept 27:
Sept 28:

Historic Granville Street’s 800 to 1200 blocks
West Georgia & Granville Streets – 1880s to 1950s
Historic Chinatown
Hippie Kitsilano – the ‘60s & ‘70s
The Cardero Street Heritage Stroll
Planning Tour of Vancouver’s West End
A Soldier's Journey - From Home Front to Front Line
Historic Chinatown
Bloedel Conservatory & Queen Elizabeth Park
Frances Willard Commemoration & Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments

View bios of our amazing tourguides

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$10 Members
$15 Non-members


 

Historic Chinatown

Sunday, September 21, 2014; 10:00am to 12:30pm
Tourguide: Larry Wong
$15; Heritage Vancouver Society Members $10
Tour starts at the Millennium Gate in Chinatown, junction of Pender St. & Taylor St.

Join Larry Wong, who was born and raised in Chinatown, as he takes you on an intimate tour of Chinatown. Larry is a public historian for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C.

Find out how the World's Narrowest Building came to be, visit the original site of the CPR Roundhouse before it was moved to Yaletown and find out the history of several heritage buildings such as the Chinese Freemasons and the Yip Sang building built in 1889.

Learn how the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association prevented the demolition of the Strathcona area and a proposed freeway which would have endangered Chinatown as we know it today.


Tickets:
Historic Chinatown for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

 

AIBC: 2.0 Non-Core LUs
PIBC: 2.0 Organized LUs of CPL activity

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Bloedel Conservatory & Queen Elizabeth Park

Saturday, September 27, 2014; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Tourguides: John Coupar and Vicky Earle
$20 includes entrance fee to the Conservatory (all Proceeds benefit Heritage Vancouver Society and the Bloedel Committee, VanDusen Botanical Garden Association)

In 2010 The Bloedel Conservatory, a prominent feature in Queen Elizabeth Park, was on Heritage Vancouver's Top Ten Endangered list. Thanks to the work of many community members and ‘Friends of the Bloedel’, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, the Conservatory is no longer threatened.

As a signal that its future is secure, the City has recently completed the replacement of all 1490 plexiglass panels that make up the iconic domed roof.

Heritage Vancouver Society and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association invite you to join Park Board Commissioner, John Coupar and VanDusen Botanical Garden Governor, Vicky Earle for a tour of the Conservatory and Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Find out about the history of the park and conservatory, the techniques being used to restore the roof and life of the plants and birds that call Bloedel home. Allow time after the tour for a leisurely stroll through the conservatory and the gardens.

Tickets:
Bloedel Conservatory & QE Park for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

 

AIBC: 1.0 Non-Core LUs
PIBC: 2.0 Organized LUs of CPL activity

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Frances Willard Commemoration & Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments

Sunday, September 28, 2014; 11:00am to 2:00pm
Tourguide: Donald Luxton
Walking tour tickets: $15; Heritage Vancouver Society Members $10
Location: The Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park (by Malkin Bowl)

11:00am: Refreshments and Display
11:45am: Introduction, followed by Talk by Chris Hay
12:30pm: Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments with Donald Luxton (ticket required); Meet in front of Stanley Park Pavilion

Join us for a historic commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the unveiling of the Frances Willard Plaque in Stanley Park.

The plaque and tree planting on September 28, 1939 commemorated the 100th birthday of Frances Elizabeth Willard, founder of the World Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the organization that led the campaign for women winning the vote in many countries.

We will recognize newly-discovered historical connections between this site and events considered to be of National Historic Significance. Historian Chris Hay will discuss the historic importance of the plaque and these events to BC women winning the vote, and will mount a display of historic information.

This is a kick-off event for October’s National Women’s History Month in Canada; there is also a remarkable connection between NWHM and this event!

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy the Capilano Group of Companies, operators of the Stanley Park Pavilion.

Following the event, join Donald Luxton, past-President of Heritage Vancouver, for a lively and informative walking tour of some of the monuments in Stanley Park, including the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, which is currently under restoration.

Additional info on Frances Willard (PDF, 630k)

Tickets:
Frances Willard & Stanley Park Monuments, Sept. 28, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

 

PIBC: 2.25 Organized LUs of CPL activity

AIBC PIBC BCLA

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