It's 'Not an Architectural Speaker's Series' but you will learn something about Vancouver's architectural legacy and city planning while on walk-about with your neighbours
Got an architectural itch you need scratched and looking for something a little different than your standard tour? Check out Moving Through, part deux of This is Not an Architectural Speaker's Series, presented by the Museum of Vancouver.
You and a group of fellow architecture enthusiasts get an up-close-and-personal view of a certain section of the city while being regaled by the best of Vancouver’s architects and urban planners.
Moving Through mini-walks
Choose from one of three different “mini-walks,” each with its own individual theme and presenters. The tour explores a distinctive section of the city—Waterfront/Granville, Broadway/Commercial and Canada Line/King Edward/41st—through different aspects of architecture, including viaducts and expressways, transitscapes and station-area planning.
For additional entertainment and interest, each tour is led by both an architect and a city planner, including Michael Green, Andrew Curran, Jim Bailey and more.
Hannah Cho, curator of engagement and dialogue for the Museum of Vancouver, says the different perspectives from the guides will be fascinating.
“This is a unique and fun opportunity for the walkers to have a dialogue with both an architect and a planner at the same time, which can result in two very different points of view.”
An ideal tour for those in love with the city of Vancouver and the buildings that that give it life, each of the three neighbourhood walk-abouts is limited to 25 people and takes place simultaneously—so you'll have to choose just one. After the mini-walk, the groups convene for a wrap-up dialogue at SFU Woodwards.
The best part of the tour? It’s completely free.