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

CALENDAR –  Winter Historical Events 2015
Private tours also available

Saturday March 7, 2015
Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
1:00pm-3:00pm

An International Women’s Day / Week event
E. Pauline
Johnson died in Vancouver on this date, March 7th 1913. She routinely visited Stanley Park. On this tour, we will walk in her footsteps, from Lost Lagoon, through the Coastal Rain Forest trails, and visit her iconic gravesite memorial monument at Ferguson Point. We will return to Lost Lagoon via the seawall and across Ceperly Meadow.
The tour includes rare historical photographs and documents.
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. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear as we may be walking on some uneven ground at times and some stairs.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Siwash Rock, ca 1890. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1376-375.13

Stanley Park’s Tatlow’s Trail, ca 190? “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. Philip Timms.” Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 677-986

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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 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