Self Guided Historic Walking Tour of Vancouver - Skylines
History & heritage
Stanley Park has often been described as the soul of Vancouver, a place for people to escape the hustle and bustle of life in a modern city. The Skylines tour is meant to give you a chance to follow the seawall out to Brockton Point, an experience shared with millions who have sought a peaceful place to reflect since the park's founding in 1887. The skyline photographs will let us see Vancouver through their eyes, a city in constant flux. The poems and excerpts allow us to bridge the gulf of time that separates us from those writing a century or more ago, allowing us to hear their thoughts and understand their world. Few experiences are more profound than the realization that even though we humans may be separated by great chasms of space and time, we are all united in our human experience. No matter how alien to you a person in a grainy ancient photograph may seem, behind those faded eyes were hopes, dreams, and fears. This tour will help you see how others once experienced this city - the hopes and dreams they held when they first saw its gorgeous skies and the perils they might’ve encountered within. Hopefully, at the end of this tour, you will reflect on your own experiences with our beautiful city.
This event is free.
On This Spot
On This Spot guides people on a tour back in time, showing & telling the history that surrounds them. On each spot, users will find themselves standing in the footsteps of a photographer who took a historic photo. On site tourists/users can use the built-in camera feature to create their own then-and-photos, which can be shared on social media and saved as a digital souvenir. Selections of these photos are chained together into walking tours that take a deep dive into local history. On This Spot strives to make history engaging, educational, and accessible to all with a focus on easy to use features and a succinct writing style. The aim is to create an intuitive user experience that provides historical unparalleled depth without overwhelming or confusing users.
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On This Spot guides people on a tour back in time, showing & telling the history that surrounds them. On each spot, users will find themselves standing in the footsteps of a photographer who took a historic photo. On site tourists/users ca...