The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating BC’s Heritage Week by offered a full lineup of events that focus on this year’s theme: Heritage Afloat. Around here, our waterways have shaped our history through transportation, connecting industry, recreation, and more.
Vancouver Heritage Week
Here’s what the Vancouver Heritage Foundation has planned:
Monday, February 17, 2014 – National Heritage Day
On this day you can join John Atkin for “Baseball, the Olympics and an Arboretum”, a look at the Riley Park neighbourhood from 10:00am until 12:00pm.
National Heritage Day in Canada this year celebrates “Places Made for Play” and we are exploring the very diverse Riley Park neighbourhood. From the former rock quarry that is now Queen Elizabeth Park to 62 years of baseball at Nat Bailey, it’s an eclectic look at this neighbourhood. As a special bonus, we’ll get to peak inside Nat Bailey Stadium.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Up the Coast and Overseas
A short history of shipping in Burrard Inlet with John Atkin from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.
From the earliest lumber schooners to the Trans-Pacific liners and coastal ferries, Burrard Inlet has been an important factor in the city’s growth. On this tour we’ll be looking at the history and evolution of the downtown waterfront between Burrard and Main Streets.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 – Sunday Morning at Hinge Park
Coffee and history in Vancouver’s industrial heritage from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Hinge Park is a newly designed public space which combines a century of industrial heritage with the creation of a naturalized wetland in Southeast False Creek. Join us at the new JJ Bean location nestled in the heart of this historically significant area for a morning of coffee and history. The morning includes a JJ Bean specialty coffee and baked good, a coffee tasting led by JJ Bean founder and owner John Neate, and a talk about the cafe’s design by Brady Dunlop, Associate Architect with DIALOG. Derek Lee of PWL Partnership Landscape Architects will then talk about the industrial history of Southeast False Creek and lead a guided tour of Hinge Park.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 – The Kitsilano Shoreline
A history of the Kitsilano shoreline with Amy Adams from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Following the Kitsilano shoreline from False Creek along English Bay to Trafalgar Street, this walk will explore how the water and land have changed over time, influenced by each other and the people living on the shores. Hear about the people who have called this area home, find out what could have dramatically altered the area, and about when smelt were so plentiful they sounded like bacon sizzling in the waves!