Did you know that Jimi Hendrix was a frequent visitor to Vancouver, and that his Grandmother lived in a Victorian style home in Strathcona?
Did you know that the gas lights found in Victoria’s Trounce Alley are over 125 years old and still in use?
Learn more facts about Vancouver and Victoria’s built environment and how architects shape cities on the AIBC’s Architectural Walking Tours! Participants can explore key local neighbourhoods with expert AIBC guides and view iconic buildings, famous landmarks, and hidden architectural secrets.
“The AIBC is excited to be offering the Architectural Walking Tours again this summer, featuring six Vancouver and three Victoria neighbourhoods. The tours are designed to engage and educate participants about the value of architecture and its integral role within society, in a fun and social setting,” says Mark Vernon, CEO, Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
Architectural Walking Tours are $10 and run throughout July and August. Tours are available Thursday through Monday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Vancouver, and on the weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Victoria.