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Magnetic North/True North – First Surveys - Vancouver

Jane's Walk

Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Magnetic North/True North – First Surveys - Vancouver

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Tour Description

Tour Host: Michael Barnholden

From the 1870 survey of Granville Townsite to the 1886 survey by Lauchlin Hamilton, this tour takes you from Victory Square to Maple Tree Square and in between. Portages, vaudeville theatres, opium factories, SRO hotels, Market Alley, restaurants, night clubs and train stations are all there waiting to be reviewed. Hear the stories and legends behind the facades of early Vancouver, transforming from village to city with the coming of the CPR.

Tour Host Bio

Michael Barnholden is the managing editor of West Coast Line and the author of Reading the Riot Act (Anvil, 2005) and Circumstances Alter Photographs: Captain James Peters' Reports from the War of 1885 (Talonbooks). A member of the Kootenay School of Writing he lives in the Asthma Flats area of Kitsilano and works in Burnaby.

Special Instructions

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

More Information and Other Walks

Please visit the Think City website.

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When & Where

Registrants will be notified of starting location by email.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk is held simultaneously in cities across Canada and other countries around the world. Inspired by Jane Jacob's and her belief that in order to know your city "you have to get out and walk," Jane's Walk is a simple idea. It is free, it connects people and builds communities by promoting urban literacy and citizen engagement.

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