Explore the past and present of Vancouver and Victoria with the AIBC top-rated guided walks.
Through its walking tour program, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) offers stunning architectural perspectives of three Victoria and six Vancouver neighborhoods. For locals and tourists alike these fun tours are a unique and engaging way to learn more about the architecture and history of the two cities.
Regularly scheduled tours run in the summer months. The AIBC considers requests to accommodate group tours at other times throughout the year, depending on tour guide availability. Please email your request to email@example.com or call 604.683.8588.
AIBC Corporate Social Responsibility Program
As part of the AIBC’s commitment to institutional excellence, we have a corporate social responsibility program available to community and non-profit groups who wish to take an architectural walking tour. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information on eligibility.
Meet your Tour Guides
Gavin in Victoria
Gavin grew up on Vancouver Island and attended UVic (BA-English) and then SFU (BFA-Film). After many years living in Vancouver, most recently working for the Capilano Suspension Bridge as a tour guide, musician and operations supervisor, Gavin has just returned to Victoria this June. He is very passionate about music, particularly acoustic blues, and can often be found with a guitar or mandolin in his hand (though not while he is giving tours!) He was delighted to discover that there are so many wonderful old buildings around Victoria and that people who have lived here for years can still learn something new on one of the tours.
Emily in Vancouver
Emily grew up in Vancouver, BC and is a Masters of Architecture student at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She has studied 20th century American Architecture and Vancouver architecture. Emily first experienced architecture through the AIBC and Vancouver Heritage Society’s events as a child. “I remember those tours and events awakening my interest in the field and adding a new layer of context to what was my everyday environment.”
Emily has been involved with the researching and updating of information on the tours and ensures tours stay up-to-date with our ever-evolving built environment. The best part of her job is making architectural puns.