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Architectural Walking Tours: Victoria

July 01 - August 31, 2016
Victoria, BC

Event: Architectural Walking Tours
Dates: July 1-August 31, 2016
Times: Weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Looking to explore key Victoria neighbourhoods or engage in an active and social learning opportunity suitable for all ages? The Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s affordable and accessible Architectural Walking Tours are a great way to spend a summer morning or afternoon.

Victoria tours include Canada’s oldest Chinatown, historical Fort Victoria and James Bay—the childhood home of famed Canadian artist Emily Carr. Architectural Walking tour participants will experience:

  1. Chinatown: Explore public plazas and back alleys from Yates Street to Waddington Alley and Johnson Street, the heart of Old town. Inspect surrounding examples of circa 1880’s architecture, Market Square and Fan Tan Alley.
  2. Fort Victoria: Learn about the development of Victoria, from a small Hudson’s Bay company fur-trading fort to the provincial capital it is today. Follow the outline of the fort walls along Government Street, and learn about the architectural conservation and re-use strategies employed over time.
  3. James Bay: Discover James Bay, Canada’s oldest residential neighbourhood on the West Coast. Learn about the historic homes of some of Victoria’s most influential residents, dating back to the days of colonial administration. Explore houses built in architectural styles from Queen Anne Cottage

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