Did you know that the dome roof of the Sun Tower in Vancouver was painted mint green to mimic the look of oxidized copper? Or, that the restoration of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria took more than ten years to complete, and included revitalizing much of the original woodwork, stained glass and plaster?
The AIBC’s Architectural Walking Tours are back this summer, featuring brand new “After Hours” tours!
The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Vancouver and Victoria’s built environment, as well as how architects shaped the respective cities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore neighbourhoods with experienced AIBC guides throughout July and August, beginning July 4 in Vancouver, and July 6 in Victoria. The full schedule of Architectural Walking Tours for 2019 can be found on the AIBC website.
“With the addition of the evening walking tours, we hope people will experience the built environment in a way they never have before,” says Mark Vernon, CEO, Architectural Institute of British Columbia. “The tours are an engaging and social way for the public to learn about the architectural history of Vancouver and Victoria. As the provincial regulator of the profession, this is an excellent opportunity to share the role regulated architects play in influencing the cities where we work, play, live, or visit,” says Vernon.
To learn more about the program and neighbourhoods featured, as well as to book a tour, please visit aibc.ca/tours.