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

CALENDAR –  Winter Historical Events 2015
Private tours also available

Sunday April 19, 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.

The Lost Rock Garden, 1930’s. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 371-2849


Buffalo grazing in Stanley Park. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 260-282

Site of Chaythoos, at north end of Pipeline Road, ca. 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives S-3-21

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

Deadman’s Island, ca. 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-135


Unveiling of the Harding Memorial, 1925. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-280


German Howitzer at Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park, 1923. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 258-26


Men playing giant checkers, 1930’s. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 260-645

Street car number 21 at the entrance to Stanley Park, ca. 1900. Photo: Vancouver Archives St Pk P39.2



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.
Stanley Park Map

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