The Vancouver Heritage Foundation Summer Historic Walking Tours

Updated July 15, 2011

Celebrate Vancouver’s 125th Birthday visiting historic back alleys and forgotten corners of the city with civic historian John Atkin. For full details, please visit

Saturday, July 16th – Market Alley: Opium, Laundry and Pawnshops (FULL)

  • Meet in the courtyard of the Chinese Cultural Centre, in front of the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, entry from 50 East Pender Street .

Saturday, July 23rd – Blood Alley, the Early City and its Real History (FULL)

  • Meet at Gassy Jack, intersection of Powell, Carrall and Water Streets in Gastown.

Saturday, August 13th – Laneway Housing: Been There, Done That: A look at the history of the Infill (FULL)

  • Meet at the south west corner of 11th Avenue and Main Street.

Saturday, August 20th – Trails, Creeks and Lanes: a Westside Ramble (FULL)

  • Meet at 33rd and Arbutus, NW corner.

Sunday, August 28th – Eveleigh Street: a tour of the imagination.

This little known one block long street, lost amidst the Bentall development, was once home to a number of CPR employees, a well known architect and some elegant homes. Discover the residents and history of this “lost” street on this walking tour

  • Meet at the fountain at 555 Burrard Street in front of the Bentall Towers.

10 am – 12:00 pm

2.0 core LUs

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