Historic Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant

Come join me for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Mount Pleasant. This is the oldest (sub)urban area south of False Creek, filled with old Victorian and Edwardian homes and apartments, as well as the odd Baroque building. Today, it's a hip and vibrant neighbourhood; it was recently named one of the 'coolest neighbourhoods' in North America!

You can expect to learn countless did-you-knows about Vancouver's early settlement history, as well as get a chance to learn urban planning / geography concepts through the interesting layout of the urban fabric of this neighbourhood. Plus you'll get the chance to be introduced to some one-of-a-kind restaurants in the area, as well as way too many breweries!

To explore this experience together, we can...: See heritage buildings and archival photos and maps
-: Try to walk around town in the shoes of the first settlers -- this is a place where people had to walk to work, church, and stores from their houses
-: Learn some history of Vancouver and understand some concepts of urbanism
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 2 people at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: outside
Getting here: What you need to know.
You get to this experience by bus - the 003, the 009, or the 099. Depending on which way you're coming from, there may be one busy intersection to cross - Main and Broadway - and there are traffic lights with walk signals at this intersection.

Nearest skytrain station: Vancouver - Main Street–Science World
Skytrain meetup: Maybe: check with me
Should I bring money: No (or $10 if you want to get a snack or drink at one our local eateries; maybe a donut from Cartems!?)
What else should I bring: Please dress appropriately for the weather
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk on busy sidewalks!
Afterwards, you could go to: Heritage Hall (3102 Main St)
Afterwards, you could attend: http://janeswalk.org/canada/vancouver/
Afterwards, you could watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHVHG2VhZc
Reflection Questions
Why is it important to learn about the heritage of the City of Vancouver?

Why do we think quirky homes and urban oddities make a neighbourhood have 'character'?

It was a necessity to be able to walk wherever you needed to go in the past; why is it seen as a luxury or privilege these days?

Tags: Walking tour, heritage, historic, urban, geography, architecture
Listing created 18 Jul 2016