John Atkin walks history research

Tours | Talks | Heritage Consulting

John Atkin is a civic historian, author and heritage consultant who organizes and conduct tours for groups and individuals. John has explored Vancouver like few others and offers an  interesting and offbeat insight to the city's architecture, history and neighbourhoods.

John has created, and conducts, a number of unique and popular walking tours throughout the City of Vancouver. He brings an insight of urban planning and development, a love of architecture, and the fascination of the curious to all his tours.

Walks take approximately 2 hours - depending on the group size and route - and are organized year round. Tours cost 15 dollars per person. Custom tours can also be organized for groups or individuals, contact John for information.

Please note for groups less than ten, there is a 100 dollar minimum charge.

Postponed: The Blue Cabin Presents: A Ramble Along the Shore of False Creek

This will be fun! Join us on a walk along the shore of False Creek and discover its history and evolution from food source to industry to recreation. We’ll discover sawmills, foundries, fires and innovative housing ideas as we walk to the Blue Cabin, the latest addition to an ever changing waterway.

More about the unique Blue Cabin here

"The Blue Cabin Presents: False Creek Dreaming" is the first series of ongoing events exploring the social, cultural, urban, Indigenous and maritime histories of the Vancouver region.

Spring & Summer Walks: Victoria Drive - Waterfront to Waterfront

In this series we are exploring the length of Victoria Drive from the waterfront of Burrard Inlet to the Fraser River. Dates and booking thru the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

It will be a series of contrasts from an evolving industrial landscape to older neighbourhoods thru postwar development and expansion, down to the river.

This year the walks run from May 2nd. to November 7th.

False Creek By Boat: Upcoming tours TBA.

Tickets for the above tours are on the Heritage Foundation's website and don't forget to check out the VHF's other tour guides (there are some great tours) and other events.


Vancouver Historical Society: In November its all about how we name things and the challenge and opportunity of renaming those things.

UBC Extended Learning
Our next course: March 7th - March 28th
A four part course this time looking at four of our historic areas, looking at why they were set and how they have evolved over the years.
Check UBC's Extended Learning site for information on upcoming courses and registration information.





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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.
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