Even though we're saying goodbye to summer in the Northern Hemisphere, there's no shortage of fun and educational activities to add to your itinerary during your next trip to Vancouver. Explore the private residence of renowned architect Arthur Erickson or learn more about Steveston's exciting history with these popular (and highly anticipated!) walking tours:  

Architect and urban planner Arthur Erickson (1924-2009) is known for his modernist concrete structures such as Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology (inspired by the Haida First Nation longhouse), the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Provincial Law Courts—and over 700 other works worldwide. His notable international works include San Diego, California's Convention Centre, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and One and Two California Plaza in Los Angeles, California. In the popular tour offered by the Arthur Erickson Foundation, guests can take a peek into the private home and gardens Erickson called home for over 50 years. Located in Vancouver's Point Grey neighbourhood, this house is often called one of his most delicate design accomplishments and was a source of inspiration for Erickson. Tours run on select Thursdays each month. Visit the website for more information and ticket prices.

2018 Garden Tour dates: 

  • Thursday, September 20 - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 4 - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 18  - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 8 - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 22  - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 13  - 4:00 PM

Steveston Village
is a historic salmon fishing and canning fishing site, located in the southwestern part of Greater Vancouver. Today, Steveston is a heritage, culinary, and filming hot-spot, just a stone's throw away from downtown Vancouver. New for Autumn 2018, history aficionados and foodies alike can explore Steveston in the brand-new historic tour, The Steveston Heritage Experience. In this tour you'll explore Steveston's deep fishing industry history at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site; Nikkei history at the Steveston Museum; Richmond's transportation heritage at the Steveston Interurban Tram; and will take a guided tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. At each stop, a curated selection of food and beverage will allow visitors to have a taste of life from 1914, including a delicious seafood chowder from Pajo's Fish & Chips partnered with the craft beer of the day from Steveston's Britannia Brewing Co. 

This highly anticipated tour will kick off on October 6, with more tours scheduled for 2019. For more information about the Steveston Heritage Experience, or to book tickets, visit the website

2019 dates:

  • Saturday, April 27th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, June 15th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, July 13th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 17th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, September 14th 2:00pm - 6:00pm