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

CALENDAR –  2016 SPRING/SUMMER Stanley Park & West End Historical Walking Tours

Tour # 7   Sunday JUNE 26, 2016  Old Money: West of Denman Historical Walking Tour  (check back for more Summer tours)
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Before Vancouver’s upper class elite moved to Shaughnessy Heights, “West of Denman” by Stanley Park, was where many of the “Who’s Who” lived until the First World War. Discover who they were, where and how they lived and what lured them out. This tour also explores the lives of the domestic workers, sellers and nursemaids like Janet Smith. Stroll the streets of the West End to hear fascinating stories about this early Vancouver neighbourhood.  Meet beside the little Buchan Hotel at 1906 Haro St. (at Gilford Street). $10 cash. Drop-in only. Rain or Shine.

S.S. “Senator” (tugboat) ca. 1892. Individuals seated (L-R) are: E.V. Bodwell, (His Honor) Edgar Dewdney (Lieut-Gov. of B.C.), Mrs. Dewdney, Mrs. E.V. Bodwell, Mrs. David Oppenheimer, Mrs. H.J. Cambie, unidentified person, unidentified person, Mrs. Isaac Oppenheimer, Mrs. Rose Townley (Mrs. Grange Holt), Miss Annie Bodwell (Mrs. Sherlock), (His Worship) David Oppenheimer, James Orr (M.P.), Capt. Hugh Stalker. Individuals standing (L-R) are: presumed Ald. Robert Clark, unidentified person, Ald. Thomas Dunn. PHOTO: Vancouver Archives Bo P56

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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 Castillou Cumming. 2016 marks Jolene’s 13th 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