Walks are held Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 12pm.
Walks proceed rain or shine.
The Viaducts Quandary – Fri Apr 28 & Sat July 29
The Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts remain a polarizing site. On this walk, we will learn why they were built and what will be going on there in the post-viaduct era. We'll explore the area and learn the history, check out the impacts and the dramatic changes that continue to happen in their shadow due to various urban pressures and developments.
East Fraser Lands – Sat May 6 & Fri June 23
Twenty years ago, the banks of the Fraser River just northeast of Mitchell Island became the focus of redevelopment by the City, highlighting densification but also the cohabitation of a residential area with its riverfront industrial past. We will explore both of these landscapes and see how the mix has worked many years after the fact.
Vancouver's Art Deco – Sat May 20 & Fri Aug 18
The Art Deco style exploded worldwide after the First World War, as a lively and joyful counter to the previous years of constraint and conflict. Influencing fashion, marketing and publishing, its most vivacious implementation was in the world of architecture and design, and Vancouver jumped right into the fray. Come enjoy some of the fine examples of this impressive style in the downtown core. Don't forget to wear your Bakelite baubles!
False Creek South – Sat May 27 & Fri Oct 20
Since the 2010 Olympics, development in False Creek South has never stopped. From West 2nd to West 6th Avenue, the terrain is now unrecognizable. Condos reign supreme, with the odd precious heritage building now preserved in a transformed community role. We'll find these gems and also pay homage to some of our lost ones along the way.
Vancouver's "Francophone Village" – Fri June 9 & Sat Sept 30
Until the late 1970s, French-Canadians found homes and jobs in a French quarter centered around Saint-Sacrement Church on Heather St. near W 16th Ave. On this walk, we will cover this area to retrace its formative period and the political and religious forces that propelled its establishment, as well as its disappearance.
Most even expenses are incurred in the four week period just prior to the event. Our registration cancellation policy reflects the fact that we cannot recover these costs. We do not provide refunds or credits for non-attendance. Thank you for your understanding.