Upcoming Stanley Park History Group’s Historical Walking Tours & Events

CALENDAR –  2014 Fall Historical Walking Tours
Private tours also available
*** check back for more Fall tours, like:

  • Sunday November 16, 2014 – Old Money: West of Denman Historical Walking Tour
  • Sunday December 28, 2014 – Stanley Park Secrets, and more… .

TOUR # 22
Sunday November 16, 2014 – Old Money: West of Denman Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Before Vancouver’s upper class elite moved to Shaughnessy Heights, “West of Denman” by Stanley Park, was where many of the “Who’s Who” lived until the First World War. Discover who they were, where and how they lived and what lured them out. This tour also explores the lives of the domestic workers, sellers and nursemaids like Janet Smith. Stroll the streets of the West End to hear fascinating stories about this early Vancouver neighbourhood. The tour includes rare historical photographs. $10 cash. Drop-in only. Rain or Shine. Meet beside the Buchan Hotel at 1906 Haro St. (at Gilford Street).

“Ladies” in Edwardian hats in the tiers of the Horse Show Building at Gilford St and Georgia St, 1910. Photo: Vancouver Archives Bu P555.

S.S. “Senator” (tugboat), on Burrard Inlet. Individuals seated (L-R) are: E.V. Bodwell, (His Honor) Edgar Dewdney (Lieut-Gov. of B.C.), Mrs. Dewdney, Mrs. E.V. Bodwell, Mrs. David Oppenheimer, Mrs. H.J. Cambie, unidentified person, unidentified person, Mrs. Isaac Oppenheimer, Mrs. Rose Townley (Mrs. Grange Holt), Miss Annie Bodwell (Mrs. Sherlock), (His Worship) David Oppenheimer, James Orr (M.P.), Capt. Hugh Stalker. Individuals standing (L-R) are: presumed Ald. Robert Clark, unidentified person, Ald. Thomas Dunn, ca. 1892. Photo: Vancouver Archives Bo P56.

View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street mansions, 1908. Photo: Vancouver Archives PAN P103

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers in costume for a rededication of Stanley Park, ca. 1943. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P1436.2

A tournament in progress at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club at 940 Denman Street, ca. 1905. Photo: Vancouver Archives Sp P77.1

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper inspecting Girl Guides, between 1914 and 1918. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P163.1



Tours depart from various locations & have various starting times.
All tickets are $10 cash (exact change is helpful). Part proceeds go to the Stanley Park Ecology Society.  Allow extra time for tour registration, traffic, parking and the bus. Tours run rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear as we may be walking on grass, trails and some uneven ground at times. All tours feature rare historical photographs.
Tours are presented by historical interpreter Jolene Cumming. 2014 marks Jolene’s 11th anniversary of presenting Stanley Park historical walking tours and events.
*Tours may be subject to change. Please check this site regularly.
Stanley Park Map

Plan showing land occupied in Stanley Park near Brockton Point, ca. 1923. City of Vancouver Archives, CVA Map 6