CALENDAR – FALL & WINTER Historical Walking Tours 2015
UPCOMING 2015 TOURS
Sunday November 29, 2015 – From Whoi Whoi to Chaythoos Historical Walking Tour
Sunday December 27, 2015 – Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
TOUR # 7 Sunday November 29, 2015
From Whoi Whoi to Chaythoos Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Meet at the concession stand at Lumbermen’s Arch
How to get to Lumbermen’s Arch: from the #19 city bus loop, located by the Stanley Park Miniature Train parking lot, it is a five minute walk north – toward Burrard Inlet, past the tall Japanese Canadian Memorial column. (There is a good Park map at the #19 bus loop).
Drop-in only, rain or shine. $10 cash per person. Tour returns to Lumbermen’s Arch.
This tour begins on the orignal site of the village of Whoi Whoi (later called Lumbermen’s Arch) and covers a 100 years of history that took place there, from 1870-1970. Like its enormous clam midden, this location has layers and layers of history: from potlatches, the original Arch, animal paddocks and green houses…. to Labour Day demonstrations & protests, Easter Be-Ins and Punk Rock concerts. We then follow the seawall west and hear what early life on Burrard Inlet was like when Vancouver was still a saw milltown, 1860’s-1890’s. Shortly before Lions Gate Bridge we reach Chaythoos, where on this high bank, lived descendents of the great chief Khahtsahlano. It was also the site of the original opening ceremonies of Stanley Park in 1888, and again by Lord Stanley the following year… (where is that lost Cairn?). It is where Vancouver’s original fresh drinking water pipeline from the North Shore first reached the City in 1888 and home to the Harris family living in the “water works cottage at the end of Pipe Line Road”. The tour includes rare historical photographs and maps.
TOUR # 8 Sunday December 27, 2015
Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
There are countless mysteries, myths & misconceptions about the history of Stanley Park. On this tour, discover many of those hidden stories about the “Jewel of Vancouver.” The tour includes rare historical photographs.
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.
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. 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