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

CALENDAR –  Spring Historical Events 2015
Private group tour bookings also available. Variety of topics & locations.

Tour # 5    Sunday June 14, 2015
Brockton Point Secrets: Monuments, Memorials and Plaques Historical
Walking Tour
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Meet in front of the Brockton Point totem poles
$10 cash, drop-in only. Includes rare historical photographs.
This tour features hidden histories and forgotten stories about this famous point, its monuments, memorials, plaques and landmarks, including tales about the people who lived there and visited its shores. A few highlights include: The NEW Luke Marston SHORE TO SHORE sculpture of Portuguese Joe Silvey/Khaltinaht/ Kwatleemaat & the new Valerie Jerome bench, by her brother Harry’s statue. Also, the Pioneer Cemetery site, Fisherman’s Cove families, Deadman’s Island’s Pest House, 9 o’clock gun, totems, the 1863 Royal Engineers marker, a CMT, the Hallelujah Point plaque, Vancouver’s first sawmill site, Coal Harbour history, the late 1800’s Athletic Grounds & much much more…

Port Joe sculpture

The new Luke Marston SHORE TO SHORE  sculpture – Portuguese Joe Silvey, Khaltinhat and Kwatleemaat. Photo by Jolene Cumming

Fisherman’s Cove village at Brockton Point on Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, ca 191?. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-228

Loading the 9 o’clock gun, 1943. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 586-1187

Kwakiutl carver Ellen Neel carving totem pole, 1953. One of her poles is at Brockton Point. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 180-2361


1/4 Mile Dead Heat high wheel bicycle race at Brockton Point, cyclists Potter and Watson, July 1, 1893. Photo: Vancouver Archives Sp P94

Hallelujah Point, ca 1900. A woman seated on a covered bench at a trail view point. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-180.13


Concrete slab set by the Royal Engineers, 1863. Photo by Jolene Cumming



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