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

CALENDAR –  2016 SPRING/SUMMER Stanley Park Historical Walking Tours

Tour #5  Sunday May 8, 2016   Mother’s Day Special Tour: The Women of Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Tour #6  Sunday May 22, 2016  The Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour

TOUR DETAILS BELOW

Tour #5  Sunday May 8, 2016   Special Mother’s Day tour: The Women of Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Bring mom (or not) and hear stories about the famous and the forgotten women who lived in and visited Stanley Park. 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, at Chilco St.

Mrs. Henry Stanley Avison , Mrs. Henry (Kate) Avison and Jessie Carolina Avison, ca 1922. Kate, not her Park Ranger husband Henry, started the first Stanley Park Zoo. Photo Vancouver Archives Port P200.2

Susie Lane Clark and Alderwoman Helena Gutteridge examining a C.C.F. annual picnic brochure, ca 1938. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 371-1234

Lumtinat (Louise) Thomas, ca 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P392

Women in roller skates around the Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain ca 1940. Photo: Vancouver Archives Mon P32.1

Flora Esselmont plants a “Frances Willard” tree in the Lost Rock Garden in Stanley Park, 1939. Photo: Vancouver Archives Tr P23

Pauline Johnson / Tekahionwake, ca 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P637

Mothers and children resting on benches at Stanley Park, 1944. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1184-230

Women playing field hockey at Brockton Point grounds, ca 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives SGN 837

Golf course in Stanley Park, 1945. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 586-4034.

 

Tour #6  Sunday May 22, 2016    Women of English Bay Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Stroll the beachfront and the neighbourhood of one Vancouver’s most historic places and hear stories about the remarkable women that once lived there. Tour includes historical photographs. $10 cash. Drop-in only. Meet outside the Sylvia Hotel on Beach Ave at the 1154 Gilford Street entrance.

A camp named “Hogan’s Alley” at English Bay, 1897. Photo: Vancouver Archives

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Undercover Police officer Minnie Miller on English Bay, 1912

Mackey family: “The Heroine of English Bay” Susannah Florence (Mrs. P. Nye) standing at back, and her parents Horace and Maud Mackey, 1888. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P1540

Group in front of Camper’s Cottage at English Bay Beach, 1895. Photo: Vancouver Archives Be P69.2

Women in roller skates around the Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain preparing for a Roller Derby at the Winter Gardens at English Bay, ca 1940. Photo: Vancouver Archives Mon P32.1.

A crowd on the beach in front of the English Bay bathhouse, 1910. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1376-80.32

Maxine’s Beauty School at 1211-1215 Bidwell Street, 1936. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 99-4477

English Bay, ca 1910. Shows English bay Pier and a diving board on a raft and houses on Beach Avenue in the background. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1376-80.54

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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 Castillou Cumming. 2016 marks Jolene’s 13th anniversary of presenting Stanley Park historical walking tours and events.
*Tours may be subject to change. Please check this site regularly.
Here’s a link to a Stanley Park Map

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