I recently defended the West End in CBC Vancouver’s Best Neighbourhood search so I was very excited when an email about the WE Live Here: West End Audio Tour landed in my inbox.
West End Audio Tour
- Distance: 4.9km at once or you can piece the tour into mini-episodes.
- When You’ll Need: A mobile device with data/WiFi, headphones
- Where: The journey begins at the Devonian Harbour park at the corner of Georgia and Denman Streets.
With local writer, historian, and musician Aaron Chapman as your host, you can follow a self-guided tour through the West End, presented as a part of Car Free Day Vancouver’s expanded initiatives.
Aaron is joined by special guests: Squamish Elder Dennis Joseph, Journalist/Broadcaster and CBC Radio documentarian Pamela Post, writer, poet, podcast host and otter enthusiast Dina Del Bucchia, and beloved author and long-time West End resident Bill Richardson.
The tour is intended to be listened to from special viewing spots in the West End that the storytellers would like to share with you. Suggested walking route maps can be found here.
Once you arrive at each story point just use your phone’s browser to find the tour page and access the audio segments and maps. Use it in landscape mode for the best look. This tour is also very bike-able. The pedestrian and biking path run next to each other all the way to English Bay.
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