A WEST END HERITAGE TOUR
Saturday, Sept. 29
12 noon to 5 p.m.
Information and tickets here or call 604.264.9642
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has created a new self-guided heritage tour that explores Vancouver’s diverse West End neighbourhood. The West End Heritage Tour features sites between Robson Street and English Bay, and Burrard Street and Stanley Park, making it ideal for getting around by bike, foot, public transit or car.
Vancouver’s West End has many layers of history starting with thousands of years of First Nations communities. Today early settlers’ homes, century-old apartment buildings, several churches, monuments and innovative Mid-Century architecture mark the area’s transformation over the last 130 years.
There are 15 stops included on the tour, with is a diversity of buildings and outdoor spaces, the majority being private or not accessible to the general public. The sites include historic residences like the Queen Charlotte Apartments and Kensington Place, adapted spaces like the Mole Hill Housing Society and Pacific Heights Co-Op, the Modernist Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation office, two heritage churches, private gardens and more.
Ticket holders will receive a brochure with information about each site, special offers from local businesses to enjoy on tour day, tips for getting around by transit or bike and information on where to park. Explore the evolution and history of this historic neighbourhood by visiting a selection of stops that are of most interest, or visit each one in any order.