Walking Tours of Vancouver

John Atkin is a civic historian and author who organizes and conduct tours for groups and individuals.  John has explored Vancouver like few others have and offers an  interesting and offbeat insight to the city's architecture, history and neighbourhoods. He has created, and conducts, a number of unique and popular walking tours throughout the City of Vancouver.

John brings an insight of urban planning and development, a love of architecture, and the fascination of the curious to all his tours. the walks take approximately 2 hours - depending on the group size and route - and are organized year round. Tours cost 10 dollars per person. Custom tours can also be organized for groups or individuals, contact John for information. Please note for groups smaller than ten, there's a 100 dollar minimum charge.

Walks | Talks | Events


Heritage Foundation Walks

Our Spring and Summer Walks are are complete for the season. look for new ones in early 2018.
Further details and tickets are on the Heritage Foundation's website.



Check back for upcoming talks



How to Research Your House
November 14th. 6:30pm at the Vancouver Archives
Check the
Heritage Foundation's website for ticket information

UBC Continuing Studies

1927 Zoning, 2017 Vancouver: How Yesterday’s Plans Have Shaped Our City

Nov 4-Dec 9 (no class Nov 25)

In 1927, Point Grey, South Vancouver and Vancouver drew up zoning, road and park plans in preparation for the municipalities’ eventual amalgamation in 1929. Explore and understand how these early planning exercises have shaped the city that Vancouver is today. As usual, one class room lecture and four walking tours.

Check UBC's Extended Learning site for information on upcoming courses and registration information.


And the best little museum in Vancouver is the Hastings Mill Store Museum
Summer hours continue at the museum, 1 - 4 pm daily except Monday.  Do come down for a visit!


Interested in London?

September is when we go to London for a week of walks. Drop us a line if you are interested in being on the list.

Read More

Heritage Consulting

I provide Statements of Significance, Conservation Plans, Heritage Assessments and more for heritage properties.

Read More

Did You Know?

A few fun facts and other bits of information about Vancouver.

Read More
changing vancouver

Changing Vancouver

never unhappy