Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Heritage Week 2015 Walking Tours

Heritage Week celebrates built heritage across BC and kicks off with Heritage Day across Canada. In 2015, the theme is “Main Street: At the Heart of the Community”. Vancouver has several ‘Main Streets’ that have grown into our most vibrant neighbourhoods including Commercial Drive, Granville and Hastings Streets, and of course Main Street itself. Vancouver also has other streets that once were vibrant centres but have faded as the city has developed around them. During Heritage Week, several events will explore some of the current and former main streets of Vancouver, their legacy of historic buildings and places, and the opportunities for connecting heritage and community vitality.

Three walking tours with civic historian John Atkin explore the history, changing fortunes and present-day opportunities of three of Vancouver’s main streets, each at the heart of once separate communities.

  • February 20, 2015 – Vancouver’s Historic Downtown – From Gastown to Hastings Street –  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • February 21, 2015 – Hudson Street – Marpole History – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • February 22, 2015 – Commercial Street – Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood – 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost: $15 per tour + applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Non-core per tour
To register: https://register.beanstream.com/scripts/registration.asp?form=2621

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