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      Tour False Creek: Vancouver False Creek Secrets or Fables? in Vancouver

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      August 18, 2012

      Saturday   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      Yaletown
      Vancouver, Washington Vancouver, BC

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      Tour False Creek: Vancouver False Creek Secrets or Fables?

      Tour Host: Constance Barnes

      Did you know Vancouver has three official heritage districts? Two of them are Gastown and Chinatown, and were designated by the Province.

      The third, Yaletown, was designated suddenly as a heritage district by an alarmed City of Vancouver when overnight it faced a ‘loss of self’.

      Join Constance Barnes and special guest Alan Herbert to learn why Yaletown was officially acknowledged and added by the city as Vancouver’s third heritage district.

      • Learn why Yaletown is distinct. Learn some of its significant stories – beginning with Yaletown’s unique place in the story of Sir John A. Macdonald’s national dream.
      • Discover which large Yaletown Park design was secretly inspired by a baroque European plaza.
      • Learn which great global explorer thought he’d found the fabled Northwest Passage.
      • Can you believe Vancouver almost lost this unique Heritage District?  Chinatown had the Great Freeway Debate, Yaletown had ...hmmm, well you will just have to take the tour to find out.
      • See where the Great Vancouver Fire began and learn about rum-runners who dodged American Prohibition laws by setting out secretly at night from the shores of False Creek.

      Also ... see Vancouver’s histories as they are just now beginning to emerge on story boards and in ‘art’ along The Steam Line, a heritage-history walking route connecting the steam trains of Yaletown to the steam clock in Gastown.

      Sit and rest on some of the gorgeous benches created by a famed artist. These spectacular benches were created from the huge old growth trees that were blown down in the great Stanley Park storm of 2006!

       

      Tour Host Bio

      As one of the NDP candidates for Vancouver False Creek, Constance Barnes would love to hear your stories and what brought you to this amazing community of Vancouver False Creek!

      Come share your history and chat together about your vision for the future or this unique and very special community.

       

      Special Instructions

      This tour is wheelchair accessible.

       

      More Information and Other Walks

      Please visit the Tour False Creek website.

      Cost: Tour Participant 0.00

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation

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