Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: Granville Street and West Georgia – 1880’s to 1950’s
July 26, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tour begins at 200 Granville St. Plaza
and ends on the north lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery
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$15; Heritage Vancouver Members $10 Tour begins at 200 Granville St. Plaza, and ends on the north lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon in an exploration of two of Vancouver’s most famous streets.

Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: Historic Chinatown
July 27, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Millennium Gate, Chinatown
Junction of Pender Street and Taylor Street

Join Larry Wong, who was born and raised in Chinatown, as he takes you on an intimate tour of Chinatown.  Larry is a public historian for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C. Find out how the World’s Narrowest Building came to be, visit the original site of the CPR Roundhouse before it was moved to Yaletown and find out the history of several heritage buildings such as the Chinese Freemasons and the Yip Sang building built in 1889.

Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: Hippie Kitsilano the ‘60s and ‘70s
August 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tour begins at Kits House
7th & Vine; ends near 4th Ave
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Sunday, August 17, 2014; 10am to 12pm$15; Heritage Vancouver Members $10

 Tour begins at Kits House, 7th & Vine; ends near 4th Avenue

Join author, artist and Heritage Vancouver's first President, Michael Kluckner, for a ramble through the Kitsilano of the 1960s and 1970s, recalling Vancouver's hippie community and its legacy of social activism.

Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: The Cardero Heritage Stroll
August 23, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Entrance of Robson Market in Vancouver’s West End
1610 Robson St. (at Cardero St.)
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Saturday, August 23, 2014; 10am to 12pm

$15; Heritage Vancouver Members $10

Meet at entrance to Robson Public Market in Vancouver’s West End

The West End contains a mixture of distinctive building styles representing successive eras of growth and change. One of the directions from the West End Community. Plan calls for the creation of a ‘heritage stroll’.

Heritage Vancouver Society

Walking Tour: A Planning Tour of Vancouver’s West End
September 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barclay Heritage Square
Barclay Heritage Square
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Join Gordon Price, Director of the SFU City Program and long-time resident, for a planning tour of Vancouver's West End. The West End reveals about eight different architectural stages, from fine wooden mansions to functional wooden walk-ups, not to mention all those highrise towers, in which can be found the origins of Vancouverism.

But how did it all come about – and why? 

Gordon Price explains some of the planning theory and trends that shaped the West End – and some of the forces likely to shape its future.

Environmental Assessment Office, Ministry of Environment

Environmental Assessment Process Webinar
June 25, 2014 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm

In order to address the increase in environmental assessments that local governments are facing, as well as to inform on changes at the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), the EAO is pleased to offer a free webinar.

City of Vancouver

Call for Entries - Vancouver Urban Design Awards
July 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Entry details are available online at
The deadline for applications is Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4 pm
For more details see below;
Online submissions only

The City of Vancouver invites entries for its inaugural Urban Design Awards which will celebrate design excellence in our city. Submissions are now being accepted in the following categories for designs that reflect the highest standards in architecture and urban design and contribute to Vancouver’s vibrancy and livability:


BC Institute of Agrologists, Fraser Valley Branch

The Value of Agriculture in the Fraser Valley
June 18, 2014 - 3:15pm - 9:00pm
Ramada Conference Centre
36035 N Parallel Rd
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The Value of Agriculture in the Fraser Valley Panel Discussion

Wed., June 18, 2014 
at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre, 36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford

This is a fantastic PD event with very interesting speakers lined up - we hope to see you there! 

Panelists and Presenters include:

Economic Development Division Webinar Series

B.C. Affordable Market Housing Webinar Series 2014
October 2, 2014 - 1:30pm - November 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
Each webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPD/CPL LUs
Series Online
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Join us for our second series of webinars focused on affordable market housing options for your community. This online forum offers an opportunity to learn from your peers, share ideas and practices, and support housing affordability where you live. The webinars are free and open to everyone.

2014 Webinar Dates and Topics

Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies, City Program

Urban Design - Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods
December 5, 2014 - 9:00am - December 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
CPD Learning Units: 

December 5-6, 2014

9 am-5:30 pm


SFU Harbour Centre

InstructorMichael von Hausen, MVH Urban Planning and Design, Inc.; Frank Ducote, Frank Ducote Urban Design

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