About

Interest in Stanley Park’s *Environmental History and Cultural History is growing. This site is designed to help people find out about Stanley Park history related upcoming public events, historical walking tours, presentations, meetings and exhibits, as well as inform you on how to book your own private walking tour or event. It also has a “Stanley Park History Bites” page which features interesting historical facts about the iconic park. Join us at one of these posted events to explore the past wonders of this famous West Coast rainforest peninsula and Canadian National Historic Site.
* Environmental History definition: The historical study of how humans shaped nature and how nature influenced human history.

First Nations and dug-out canoes at Brockton Point. ca. 1897. CVA 371-2213

Historical interpreter, researcher, and event co-ordinator Jolene Castillou Cumming has been producing and presenting local historical walking tours, programs and events since 2001. She founded the Stanley Park History Group and the Stanley Park History Salon (2011), and is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Herstory Cafe, (2007-2015). Working with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) since 2003, Jolene has presented a variety of historical walking tours, exhibits and illustrated talks about Stanley Park.

She coordinated the Museum of Vancouver’s Women’s History Program from 2002-2006 and is a former board member of The Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives.

Jolene is the fourth generation in her family to have lived in the West End and she continues the long family tradition of having a special connection to Stanley Park.

Chang Yat Leong and family at Brockton Point. ca 1925. CVA 287-41