- 10:00 AM
Tour Leaders: John Atkin and Tom Wanklin
Chinatown is an important cultural landscape. Since non-native settlement began, there has been a Chinese presence on Burrard Inlet and Chinatown is as old as the city. Yet, as all communities do, Chinatown is evolving and facing change. An aging population, changing business climate and different immigration patterns have all had their affect on the district, but it endures.
On this walk we’ll the history and development of this unique part of the city. It will be given by John Atkin is a civic historian, author, and heritage consultant and Tom Wanklin is Senior Planner for Downtown East which encompasses Downtown Eastside, False Creek Flats and the proposed new Jim Pattison Medical Centre St Paul’s Hospital and health campus.
Where: Meet at the courtyard of the CCC at Pender and Carrall.
When: Sunday, July 30th
Time: 10:00 AM
NOTE: The VHS field trips are a benefit for membership in the Vancouver Historical Society and open only to members unless there is additional space available. If there is space available, non-members can attend but will be charged $10. To attend members must sign up beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org. If that is not possible phone Bob McDonald@604-827-3622.