Our group tours historical buildings and places of interest in the Greater Vancouver area. We typically meet on the third Friday of every month, but this may vary depending on the tour guides and locations.
In 2020-2021, with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, our program will consist of virtual tours by Zoom online meetings only (rather than actual walking tours). We will be partnering with the Vancouver Historical Society, to see and hear their heritage presentations.
We highly recommend that you join the Vancouver Historical Society, as they have an interesting year round program, and we will be joining their January 2021 meeting as well.
Naming Vancouver’s Places
On Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 7pm, we have been invited to join with the Vancouver Historical Society’s virtual talk on Naming Vancouver’s Places. John Atkins will give us an insight into the naming of Vancouver’s streets, schools, etc. This should be a very interesting presentation. The Zoom meeting will be hosted by the VHS, with Michael Kluckner as our host and John Atkins as our speaker. This talk is free for VHS members and costs $10 for non-members. Please register ahead and mail/deliver your cheque to Barbara or Ann by Friday, November 20th.
On Friday, October 16th, 2020, we will visit Barkerville, the restored gold mining town in the Cariboo, east of Quesnel. This, of course, will be a virtual tour via a Zoom meeting. We will hear of the history of the town, see the restored buildings and hear tales from the past. Hopefully, we will have somebody from Barkerville to answer our questions.
Our first meeting of the fall, on Friday, September 18th, 2020, will be a virtual walking tour of the Cedar Cove area of Vancouver, via a Zoom meeting. We will see a familiar face on the screen – our resident walking tour guide – John Atkin, who will tell us stories about and the history and architecture of the area. We hope all the members who have signed up for this tour will enjoy it. A big thank you to Caili Bell of Vancouver Heritage Foundation for sharing this program with us.
To join this group, please contact the conveners – Barbara Tait or Ann Thompson.