Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Evening Lectures at Hycroft

Selling Vancouver to Tourists: 1890 – 1960 – February 16
Historian and Author, Michael Kluckner, will explore how Vancouver was marketed by the CPR and others as a tourist destination. He will explore the natural attractions, how people travelled, how First Nations culture was represented, tourist hotels and later auto court hotels, and more.

How Streetcars and Real Estate Shaped Vancouver – April 5
Historian and Author, John Atkin, will examine how today’s Vancouver is very much a product of a streetcar system begun in 1889 that would open up vast areas for development. Real estate promoters wished, politicians cajoled and residents petitioned for new rail lines to service their corner of the city. Vancouver developed (and sometimes didn’t) along and around the routes of the BC Electric railway’s tracks

Date: February 16 & April 5, 2016, 7:30-9pm
Location: University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
AIBC Learning Units (LUs): 1 non-core LUs
Cost: $15

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