Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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Guide leads walkers of all ages and abilities on one of twelve routes around Victoria or Vancouver to discover architecture and history

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Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. The walking tours on Sunday, 7/27/14 offered in Vancouver have been cancelled. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$10 for an architectural walking tour for two (up to a C$20 value)
  • C$18 for an architectural walking tour for four (up to a C$40 value)

Explore a choice of six Vancouver neighbourhoods or six Victoria neighbourhoods. Vancouver sites include Chinatown, historical Gastown, trendy Yaletown, contemporary Downtown, lively West End and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver. Victoria explorations include the Inner Harbour, Fort Victoria, Ecclesiastical, Art Deco, and Chinatown and James Bay, former home of famed Canadian artist Emily Carr. Each jaunt covers roughly 3 kilometres and lasts up to two hours. Tours are appropriate for children and accessible by wheelchair. For full descriptions of all the tours, see the Vancouver brochure and Victoria brochure.

Please note, the walking tours on Sunday, July 27, 2014 offered in Vancouver have been cancelled.

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Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Iconic buildings rise up on either side of tour groups as they trail guides who regale them with stories and historical insights. Traversing a total of 9 Victoria and Vancouver neighbourhoods, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s walking tours illuminate pivotal and noteworthy structures throughout the city. In Victoria, explorers can ramble through Chinatown—the oldest Chinatown in the nation—or feel the waterfront breeze while taking in the splendor of the Parliament buildings. Alternatively, Vancouver walkers can embed themselves in the city’s first neighbourhood, Strathcona, or investigate industrial expansion by roaming Yaletown.

The AIBC, established in 1920, is a self-governing body dedicated to excellence in the profession of architecture for the benefit of the public, its membership and the environment.

Customer Reviews

The student of the Architectural Institute who lead the tour was terrific. He was knowledgeable, patient and knew exactly where & what to show us.
Vickie M. · August 7, 2016
It is an amazing tour . Jorge our tour guide was fun and explained so much about the city that I didn't know. Next year I will do all the other tours. What a great experience.
Daniela S. · September 1, 2014
Comfortable shoes and an umbrella are good item to bring on the tour
Joan M. · August 30, 2014
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    Architectural Institute of British Columbia

    440 Cambie St Suite 100

    Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4


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    601 Keefer Street

    Vancouver, BC V6A 1V5

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    780 Thurlow Street

    Vancouver, BC V6E 1V8

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