Self Guided Historic Walking Tour of Abbotsford - Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Vancouver, BC

Digital Architecture History & heritage Nature & outdoors Self-guided Tour

Abbotsford's historic downtown has undergone monumental changes over the last 130 years. Over the course of this tour we will see how the community has evolved, from a frontier railway town, to a regenerated shopping with historic shopfronts. This tour starts on Essendene Avenue overlooking the historic townsite. Then we will proceed through the community, stopping by various historic buildings and learning many of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped this community.

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

Vancouver, BC

Event Contact

Ross Hiebert

info@onthisspot.ca

Language

English