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

TOUR CALENDAR –  2016 FALL Stanley Park & West End Historical Walking Tours

Tour # 8     Sunday October 2, 2016    Special WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH tour
HERSTORIES: A West of Denman Historical Walking Tour
Tour # 9    Sunday October 23, 2016  Woo`s Zoo: Stanley Park Zoo Historical Walking Tour
DATE TBA: early March 2017   The Annual Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake Historical Walking Tour in Stanley Park

Tour #8     Sunday October 2, 2016   
Special WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
HERSTORIES: A West of Denman Historical Walking Tour
Stroll the streets between Denman Street and Stanley Park and hear about the lives of the remarkable women who lived in this legendary historical Vancouver neighbourhood; from activists to actresses, the elite to domestics… journalists, artists, filmmakers, publishers, adventurous, politicians, educators, business women, and the mysterious. Includes rare historical photographs. Rain or shine.
Meet at the south west corner of Denman St and Nelson St….. on Nelson St.
Drop-in only. $10 cash per person or, in recognition of the feminist-based method of ticket pricing, we offer a Sliding Scale Payment for this tour.

Elizabeth Rogers plants an oak to commemorate William Shakespeare's Tercentary, 1919. Photo: Vancouver Archives Tr P24.

Elizabeth Rogers plants an oak to commemorate William Shakespeare’s Tercentary, 1919. Photo: Vancouver Archives Tr P24.

Tour #9      *** check back soon for more details on this new tour
Sunday October 23, 2016
Woo`s Zoo: Stanley Park Zoo Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
This zoo history tour is named “Woo’s Zoo” in honour of Emily Carr’s famous monkey, Woo, who spent her last days in the Stanley Park Monkey House.
$10 cash. Drop-in only. Meet at the Lost Lagoon viewing plaza overlooking the lagoon, at the foot of Alberni St, at Chilco St.

Billy (W.M.) Stark seated near bear pit and monkey house at Stanley Park Zoo, ca. 1898. Photo: Vancouver Archives SGN 979

Billy (W.M.) Stark seated near bear pit and monkey house at first Stanley Park Zoo, ca. 1898. Photo: Vancouver Archives SGN 979

Seated is Kate Avison, [Mrs. Henry Avison, first park Ranger]. She started the first zoo in Stanley Park, ca 1921. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P200.2

Seated is Kate Avison, [Mrs. Henry Avison, first park Ranger]. According to her son, Kate started the first zoo in Stanley Park. Photo: ca 1921 Vancouver Archives Port P200.2

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Stanley Park Postcard, featuring monkeys and buffalo.

Arch and entrance to Stanley Park, ca 1900. The first zoo was located at the end of the bridge, just past the arch. Photo: Vancouver Archives St Pk P39.2

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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