Self Guided Historic Walking Tour of Nanaimo - Nanaimo's Postwar Transformation

Nanaimo, BC

Digital History & heritage Photography Self-guided

In this tour we will walk through the pivotal years after World War II--when Nanaimo underwent an explosive economic boom that profoundly shaped the city we know today. The late 1940s and 1950s were an exciting time, marked by new industries, buildings, and communities that contributed to reshaping Nanaimo from a hardscrabble mining town to a major Vancouver Island hub of industry, shopping and culture. The era was defined by strongly held civic mindedness and active government engagement, attitudes that were formed in the trials of the Great Depression and the Second World War.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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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 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 Vancouver, BC

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...

Location

Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC

Event Contact

Ross Hiebert

info@onthisspot.ca

Language

English