Upcoming Historical Walking Tours & Events

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

  • Sunday October 12 – The Remarkable Women of English Bay, Women’s History Month (see details below)
  • Saturday October 25 Halloween – note new date -  Stanley Park Noir
  • Sunday November 9  – Military History of Stanley Park
  • Sunday November 16 – Old Money: West of Denman tour, and more… .

Tour # 19 Sunday October 12, 2014
Special Women’s History Month tour
The Remarkable Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
$10 and drop-in only
Meet OUTSIDE at The Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford St entrance (at Beach Ave)
Hear stories about the famous and the forgotten women who lived in and visited this historic section of Vancouver. Stroll the beachfront and the streets of the neighbourhood, visit monuments, buildings, houses, former business sites and see rare historical photographs.
Tour by Jolene Cumming, Herstory Cafe.

Women in bathing suits, 1924. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1477-935

“Bathing beauties”, 1898. Photo: Vancouver Archives Be P67

The Sylvia Hotel. Join us and discover who Sylvia was, 1932. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 99-2632

Actress Yvonne De Carlo with Bob Willett of CKMO Radio, 1945. Photo: VPL 80459

The Roger’s girl (possibly Mary) at The Mansion on Davie Street, 1904. Photo: VPL 7276



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