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.

Spring & Summer Walks: Looks for dates and locations coming soon for the Heritage Foundation's Spring and Summer Walks for 2019. (hint... think industry)

False Creek By Boat: Coming in April, it's a different way to explore the history and development of this waterway.

Orpheum Photo Tour: Coming in May. Once again explore architectural photography and the history of this 1927 vaudeville palace and concert hall with Martin Knowles and myself.

Tickets for the above tours will be on the Heritage Foundation's website and don't forget to check out the VHF's other tours and events.


Hycroft Talks: Look for details shortly on a new talk as part of this ongoing series.

Tickets will be on the Heritage Foundation's website and don't forget to check out the VHF's other tours and events.

UBC Extended Learning
Our next course: March 16 - April 3
Vancouver's First Master Plan - Making the Modern City
The Bartholomew Plan of 1929 had a long-lasting effect on the City of Vancouver. Created to guide the amalgamation of the three former municipalities of Vancouver, Point Grey and South Vancouver, the plan helped shape the city as we know it today. We'll be looking at some of the initiatives from the plan and how they influenced the development of Vancouver.

As usual we'll have one lecture at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver and four walking tours.
Check UBC's Extended Learning site for information on upcoming courses and registration information.





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