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

CALENDAR –  2016 WINTER/SPRING Stanley Park Historical Walking Tours

# 1   Sunday March 6, 2016
1:00pm – 3:00pm
The annual “Pauline Johnson / Tekahionwake Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour”. Departs from Lost Lagoon, travels through the forest trails to the Pauline Johnson Memorial Monument at Ferguson Point, her final resting place, then returns to the Lagoon via the seawall. Meet at the viewing plaza overlooking Lost Lagoon at the foot of Alberni St. (at Chilco St). $10 cash per person and drop-in only. Rain or shine and please wear appropriate walking shoes as we may be on uneven ground at times.

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

Ceremony at Pauline Johnson’s grave, ca 1922. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 99-1328

Pauline Johnson, ca 1902. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P1633

City Museum and Art Gallery, West Coast Indian, and Pauline Johnson exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., 1932. Her performance costume can be seen in the glass  cabinet on the right, left side. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-711.9

Johnson’s friend Chief Joe Capilano (centre holding blanket over arm) on North Vancouver ferry dock, prior to leaving for England in 1906. Photo: Vancouver Archives In P41.1

Johnson’s friend Mary “Lay-hu-lette” Capilano, 1939. Vancouver Archives Port P430

Woman among the Seven Sisters in Stanley Park, ca 1905. Photo: Vancouver Archives LP 253

The funeral procession for Pauline Johnson on Georgia Street near Granville Street, 1913. Photo: Vancouver Archives Port P1422

Attached label reads: “Thirty-seven years ago in Stanley Park. Along the trail to 3rd Beach, about 150 feet west of the clump of Fir trees called the Seven Sisters. This is the remains of an Indian dug-out canoe that was abandoned on account of “dry rot” in the log. What is left of it is covered with dense green moss. The newly chopped chips were lying about when I made the above photograph, ca 190?. Philip Timms. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-986

Siwash Rock, 1940. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 586-460

Gifts presented to the Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia by the Women’s Canadian Club, 1912. Photo: Vancouver Archives Duke of Conn P15



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. 2015 marks Jolene’s 12th 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