The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating Vancouver Heritage Week February 15th to 21st as a part of Heritage Week in BC. Spearheaded by Heritage BC, and kicking off with National Heritage Day celebrated Canada wide, this year the theme is “Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places”.
Vancouver Heritage Week
The VHF is presenting a week of events to showcase the historic sites and places that make Vancouver special. including tours and talks that look at Stanley Park, downtown’s historic hotels and Vancouver’s early tourism advertising, and more:
Selling Vancouver to Tourists: 1890 – 1960
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hycroft Manor, 1498 McRae Ave
Register Here $15 or $9 with valid student ID
During the first Evening Lecture of the year, Michael Kluckner explores how Vancouver was marketed by the Canadian Pacific Railway and others as a tourist destination.
Spending the Night: Vancouver’s Historic Hotels
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00am – 12:00pm
This event is currently at capacity: please call if you’d like to be added to the wait list
John Atkin leads this walking tour of downtown Vancouver hotels, past and present, to discover the history and architecture of these storied buildings.
Historic Stanley Park: From British Enclave to Urban Oasis
Sunday, February 21, 2016
9:30am – 12:00pm
Stanley Park and Vancouver Rowing Club
Register Here $20 or $15 with valid student ID
Maurice Guibord leads a walking tour and illustrated lecture on Stanley Park. After touring a fascinating corner of the park warm up with complementary coffee and enjoy a lecture utilizing vintage postcards inside the Vancouver Rowing Club.
Thank you to event partners Vancouver Rowing Club and Emelle’s Catering
My Sweet Spot Contest
Do you have a favourite place or heritage location in the city? In honour of Heritage Day, the National Trust is hosting a social media contest. My Sweet Spot is a chance to showcase your favourite distinctive destination and win amazing prizes. Enter online then post your picture or selfie to #MySweetSpotNT to enter.
Bonus Event in March
Historic Vancouver By Night Bus Tour
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Various stops around Vancouver
Register Here $40
As a special fundraiser, John Atkin leads a night time bus tour around Vancouver’s heritage streetscapes and historic stops. See what’s changed, what remains and what’s ahead in the city’s urban landscape from a uniquely ‘after dark’ perspective. Three mystery stops will take us through different neighbourhoods, while John shares archival images and stories along the way. There will be trivia and prizes, a night time snack and hot chocolate, plus a few surprises. Flashlights are optional.
Follow along on Twitter using the tag #HeritageWeekBC.