CALENDAR - 2014 Summer Historical Walking Tours
♦ Private tours also available
Tour # 15 MONDAY August 4, 2014 – BC DAY holiday Old Money, a West of Denman Historical Walking Tour
Tour # 16 Sunday August 10, 2014 Stanley Park Noir, a Historical Walking Tour
Tour # 17 Sunday August 17, 2014 NEW!! The Remarkable Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour. (English Bay neighbourhood)
Tour # 18 Sunday August 24, 2014 Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
More tour info, historical photos & general tour information below….
Tour # 15 MONDAY August 4, 2014 – BC DAY holiday
Old Money, a 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. Meet beside the Buchan Hotel at 1906 Haro St. (at Gilford Street)
Tour # 16 Sunday August 10, 2014
Stanley Park Noir, a Historical Walking Tour
Discover the darker side of Stanley Park’s past. Murders, suicides, tragic accidents, violent crimes, drownings and mysterious incidences are all part of “The Jewel of Vancouver’s” 126 years of history. From the unsolved murder of The Babes in the Woods, to a connection to the Janet Smith murder mystery, this tour covers headline making crimes, as well as the more “secret” ones. It also features stories about: park cemeteries & final resting places, unusual hunting stories, buried treasure, storm damage, memorials to the dead, protests, court cases and much more. See rare historical photographs on this tour.
$10 cash. Drop-in only. Meet at the Lost Lagoon viewing plaza overlooking the lagoon, at the foot of Alberni Street (Photos relating to the tour are shown below)
Tour # 17 Sunday August 17, 2014
NEW!! The Remarkable Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour (English Bay neighbourhood). Hear stories about the famous and the forgotten women who lived in and visited this historic section of Vancouver.
1:00pm – 2:30pm
$10 cash. Drop-in only. Meeting place tba .
TOUR # 18 Sunday August 24, 2014
Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Explore the park and discover the many fascinating stories about its hidden past. The tour includes rare historical photographs. $10 cash. Drop-in only. Meet at the Lost Lagoon viewing plaza overlooking the lagoon, at the foot of Alberni Street
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GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS
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.
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