John has created, and conducts, a number of unique and popular walking tours throughout the City of Vancouver. He brings an insight of urban planning and development, a love of architecture, and the fascination of the curious to all his tours.
Walks take approximately 2 hours - depending on the group size and route - and are organized year round. Tours cost 15 dollars per person. Custom tours can also be organized for groups or individuals, contact John for information.
Please note for groups less than ten, there is a 100 dollar
In this series we are exploring Vancouver’s industrial heritage and history, and some of the significant changes found in these areas. Book your tickets through the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at the link below.
8: Vernon Street
A lost waterfront, duck hunting ground, indigenous portage route and home to the arts and taxis.
6: From Creek to Trains
The eastern reaches of False Creek were filled for rail yards, passenger depots and a home for industry in the early years of the 20th Century and change is once again on the horizon.
20: Shipyards, Salt and the Olympics
The southeast corner of False Creek has become one of the city’s newest residential neighbourhoods leaving behind its heavy industrial past.
10: Beer, Boxes and Tents
Once home to a number of industries including a brewery, Jones Tent and Awning and a host of other firms attracted by the rail access, the district today is an interesting mix of modern construction and heritage buildings.
31: Vegetables, Furniture and Flowers
Chinese vegetable wholesalers and retailers rubbed shoulders with other small scale industry on the edge of Mount Pleasant and the fertile valley between Main St and Fraser St.
5: Foundries, Lumber and Baseball
Before the construction of the Granville Street Bridge, the area was home to the Capilano Stadium and the local baseball team. Foundries and lumber yards were mixed in with a collection of houses and churches in the surrounding neighbourhood.
19: Take Me to the River
For thousands of years the Fraser River and its shoreline has been an important food source and transportation corridor. It has long been a major industrial artery and is now an emerging residential area.
� 2006-19 John Atkin