Heritage Vancouver has recently released their list of summer walking tours with an impressive roster of guides to help you discover more about our city.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Tour: Vancouver’s Granville Street: 1885-2012
Guide: Michael Gordon
Where to Meet: Tour begins 200 Granville Street Plaza (North of Cordova St).
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tour: Delamont: Kitsilano’s oldest city block of houses
Guide: Bruce Macdonald
Where to Meet: The tour will start in the small park at the northeast corner of Arbutus & 7th.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tour: A Planning tour of Vancouver’s West End
Guide: Gordon Price
Where to Meet: Barclay Heritage Square (between Nicola & Broughton, Haro & Barclay).
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tour: Hippie Kits: The ’60s & ’70s
Guide: Michael Kluckner
Where to Meet: Tour begins at Kits House, 7th & Vine.
The best thing about heritage walking tours is that you get a high quality of information from the city’s finest historians, authors and researches, and the tours are interesting for visitors and residents alike.
Tickets are $10 for Heritage Vancouver members and $15 for non-members and they’re available online — be sure to scoop yours up as these are known to sell out. Follow Heritage Vancouver on Twitter and Facebook for updates and event information.
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation also has a series of tours including one with an Art Deco theme next Friday.