Walking Tours: Hastings Park and the P.N.E Fairgrounds & Art Deco Downtown

VPL 44438 playrides at PNE 1950Hastings Park and the P.N.E. fairgrounds have been central to our city’s entertainment history for over 100 years. In that time they have undergone many transformations in order to become the entertainment and sporting destination that we see today. With sites that evoke moments of sporting glory, including the early home of the Vancouver Canucks, buildings with architectural and cultural significance, recent greening efforts and the return of wildlife, and its sobering darker history, this area is full of fascinating stories. Join us for a walk around the grounds and visit the key sites, both past and present, to learn about this favourite Vancouver destination.

Friday, May 20
10am – 12pm

Register Here $15 (inc. tax)

Art Deco Downtown

Vancouver has some amazing examples of the ebullient Art Deco movement. With its rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation, this highly decorative style still maintains a dedicated following. We’ll revel in the grand dames of this elaborate architectural style, both past and present including a closer look at the remarkable Marine Building. Join us to also get to know some examples you have walked by but probably never noticed. Wear your Bakelite baubles!

Friday, May 27
10am – 12pm

Register Here $15 (inc. tax)

Heritage House Tour 2016

MKPhoto-6841 low resThe Heritage House 2016 tour includes several grand estate homes ranging from impressively retained, to conversion into suites, to one that has sat empty for years waiting for a plan to give it new life. In these three homes you can see the changing desires of Vancouver’s wealthy citizens and how sprawling estates can be utilized in our modern city. You will also see a beautiful Arts & Crafts charmer that has hardly been touched over its 100 year life span.

This is also a great tour if you are a fan of the Craftsman style. We have several examples of the different types of Craftsman homes built in Vancouver, some with small nods to the style, others with almost all the original features.

Sunday, June 5th
10am – 5pm

Register Here $40 or $30 with valid student ID

This tour is eligible for professional development credits including 6 Non-Core LUs