Here are a few walks coming up in July and August.
July 22nd. Strathcona
Meet at the corner of Princess and Keefer in front of the community centre
We haven’t done a Strathcona walk in sometime and a lot has happened in the neighbourhood. We’ll be looking at neighbourhood history and new developments.
August 12th. The West End
Meet at the corner of Thurlow and Pendrell
On this walk we’ll be looking at the history of Burnaby and Harwood Streets once two of the more popular streets in the neighbourhood. Along with the Salsburys and Bell Irvings the streets were home to a interesting cross section of residents.
Exploring The Other Waterfront: The River District
The North Arm of the Fraser River is the city’s other, and unappreciated, waterfront. Industry still occupies much of the shoreline and log booms, barges and tugs make for a fascinating and changing parade of activity.
At the foot of Kerr Street, the view was once dominated by the operations of the Dominion and White Pine Sawmills. But since their closure, and after years of planning, a new community is emerging. On this series of walks we’ll be exploring the River District and surrounding area looking at the planning and history of the edge of the river.
Sundays: July 19, and August 9. 10:00am
Meet at the corner of East Kent Road South and Kerr Street
Cost: $10.00 (no registration necessary)