Upcoming Walking Tours & Events

TOUR # 2   Sunday April 2, 2017  Votes For [some] Women“: 100th Anniversary of B.C.’s Women’s Suffrage Historical Walking Tour.
1:00pm – 2:30pm  On April 5, 1917 eligible white women got the right to vote in the provincial B.C. election, yet it took 3 decades later for other women (and men) to be granted that same right.
This tour also covers past women’s rallies, protests and demonstrations that took place around the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion. Meet at the viewing plaza overlooking Lost Lagoon, foot of Alberni St. $10 sliding scale, drop-in only.

Suffragists Park Board Commissioner Susie Lane Clark and City of Vancouver Alderwoman Helena Gutteridge (Vancouver’s first female City Councillor) examining a C.C.F. annual picnic brochure, ca 1938. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 371-1234

The Mother’s Council of Vancouver lead a protest at the Marion Malkin Memorial Shell and demanded the relief camps be abolished, 1935

Kwakwaka’wakw carver and activist from Alert Bay, Ellen Neel, working on a totem pole, 1952. She was appointed to register Vancouver Centre First Nation’s voters in 1949. One of her poles is located in Stanley Park at Brockton Point and her Totem Art Studio was at Ferguson Pt. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 180-1849

Doukhobors women in a police wagon, May 1944, arrested after a protest by the Pavilion. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 1184-487

Peace Ceremonies July 19, 1919. A crowd gathered for The Great Peace Celebration and Thanksgiving service in front of the Pavilion in Stanley Park. Photo: Vancouver Archives PAN N179

The tour will visit the 1939 Vancouver Women’s Christian Temperance Union plaque & white camellia tree honouring WCTU leader & suffragist Francis Willard. It was discovered in the Lost Rock Garden after the clean up of the 2006 “blow down” storm. Photo: Vancouver Archives Tr P23

Laura E. Jamieson, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom organizer, requested the first anti-war demonstration (“No More War”) in Stanley Park in 1922. A C.C.F. candidate, former Alderwoman, a M.L.A. and a juvenile court judge, ca 1949. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 136-207

Harding Memorial, 1928. Site of Vietnam War protests. Photo: Vancouver Archives Mon N40.1


Tours depart from various locations & have various starting times.
All tickets are $10 cash (exact change is helpful). Many tours have a sliding scale, so check individual announcements. 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. 2017 marks Jolene’s 14th 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