City Drinks at Casa Mia

Casa Mia 2014 166Continuing on a great fundraising series, City Drinks returns this fall. This September we invite you to the opulent Casa Mia. Join us for an evening of music, refreshments and a silent auction within the historic walls of one of Vancouver’s most well known mansions. If you missed seeing Casa Mia on the sold out 2014 Heritage House Tour, now is your chance!

We are also looking for donations to our silent auction. If you are able to donate items, services or experiences to our auction please contact our Administrative Assistant, Caili. Your name or business will be acknowledged for your contribution.

Friday, September 30th
7pm – 10pm

Tickets not yet available, please email us if you would like to be notified when tickets can be purchased.


Walking Tours: Sunset and Golf, Mountain View Cemetery & Grandview: Places of Worship

John Atkin: Sunset and Golf

John continues his series of tours by exploring the neighbourhoods that developed around the “zero points” of Vancouver, or the streets where east and west meet. For this tour, John explores Sunset near the Langara Golf Course.

Saturday, August 6
10am – 12pm
Register Here $15 (inc. tax)


Mountain View Cemetery

This huge enclave is Vancouver’s only cemetery, and the last resting place of many of the city’s notables and prominent citizens. We’ll visit the graves of a few of the men and women whose lives contributed to Vancouver’s history, and whose presence remains remarkable even after death.

Saturday, August 13
10am – 12pm

Register Here $15 (inc. tax)


Grandview: Places of Worship

Grandview-2This vibrant neighbourhood has always been dotted with places of worship. Some remain while some have changed hands, or are in transition. This religious microcosm reflects what is transpiring across the city with similar heritage properties: new uses, new cultural groups and development. Come explore at least five very different sites that are at various stages of their historical course.

Friday, August 19
10am – 12pm
Register Here $15 (inc. tax)


FREE West Hastings Walking Tours

Our free series of walking tours continues! We are halfway through the very popular free tours with John Atkin with just three August dates remaining. Thanks to a partnership with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association we are able to offer short 45-minute lunch time walking tours. The walks begin at The Perch, Lot 19 on West Hastings Street (at Hornby Street). Registration for each day’s tour will be held at the meeting point beginning at 12 noon, rain or shine.

The tours will focus on the architectural and historical context of the many significant heritage buildings on West Hastings Street.Each walk will explore a slightly different section of the street.

August 5, 19, 26

The Perch, Lot 19 (W. Hastings St. at Hornby St.)

Registration begins at 12 noon, walk at 12:15pm


Mid-Century Modern House Tour

MKPhoto-6246 website editComing up in September, the Mid-Century Modern House Tour showcases one of the West Coast’s most influential architectural styles. Built between the 1940s and 1970s, the influence of this innovative design movement is still seen in contemporary construction. In 2016, we look at examples from the 1953 Fred Lasserre-designed Friedman Residence to a 1982 work by Ray Griffin and Fred Dalla-Lana, exploring the influences carried through to later decades.

We are also offering a new pricing structure in 2016, which includes a more affordable option. The tour will still offer a limited number of tickets, however there are now three options: bus with post-tour reception, self-guided with reception or self-guided without reception. By creating this new lower-priced ticket option we hope to open up these wonderful homes to a wider audience.

Saturday, September 24
1pm – 5pm

Register Here Bus + Reception $110, Self-guided + Reception $85, Self-guided without Reception $60