Explore Vancouver’s Art Deco history and architecture on monthly free Vancouver walking tours. Staged in partnership with Covenant House – your optional donation helps support homeless youth in Vancouver.
Vancouver is often touted as a modern West Coast paradise – don’t get us wrong, it really is – but what most people don’t know is that nestled between the glossy new skyscrapers is a whole lot of history.
On your Art Deco walking tour you’ll hear how Art Deco swept out of Paris in the 1920s and took North America by storm. It’s the story of how war, technology, immigration, fashion, social upheaval, and archeology succeeded in tearing up the rule book on architecture.
Downtown Vancouver hosts some Art Deco beauties – from the streamlined sophistication of the Vogue Theatre, to the ornate decadence of the Marine Building, and much more in between! On the walking tour you’ll unlock the history of these remarkable buildings.
You’ll also visit the Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Canada Post building – they ain’t Art Deco but they do have a story to tell!
Forbidden Vancouver has partnered with Covenant House. It’s a charity that provides help, support, and residential care for homeless, runaway, and at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24. If you’re coming on one of our free Vancouver walking tours, we encourage you to donate to support Covenant House. You’re donation will make a real contribution to ending youth homelessness in Vancouver.
Please consider bringing a cash or cheque donation of $25 per person to the tour. Other donation amounts are welcome too – whatever you feel comfortable with. 100% of the collected funds will be given directly to Covenant House.
Cheques should be made payable to “Covenant House Vancouver”.
Covenant House is a registered charity: BN 89767 5625 RR0001.
Feature image above credit Suzanne Rushton.