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History Walks in Vancouver with James Johnstone - Private Tour

703 Hawks Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3J2, Canada
+1 604-360-9195
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Great way to learn history

I took a Strathcona walking tour on Saturday morning along with five others. If you are a fan of... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Vancouver, Canada
Knowledge + Fun + History = History Walks with James

Got the chance to go to James Johnstone's Tour, Saturday Morning. It was an excellent mix of... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Peachy K
Vancouver, Canada
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I host 2 and a half to 3 hour guided history walks in four of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods: the East End/Strathcona, the West End, Grandview, and Mount Pleasant. Most of the stories shared on my tours come from my work as a house history researcher. I have researched the history of 900 Vancouver homes and share their stories and my passion for Vancouver history on my tours and in a popular blog called "When An Old House Whispers". The dates and times and rendezvous information for my regularly scheduled history walks can be found at historywalksinvancouver blog. Private walking tours in English, Japanese or Italian can be arranged for groups of five or more depending on my availability.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
703 Hawks Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3J2, Canada
+1 604-360-9195

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

I took a Strathcona walking tour on Saturday morning along with five others. If you are a fan of Vancouver history it is a great way to really understand the evolution of the area and its sometimes shady role as a working class neighborhood. James...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Got the chance to go to James Johnstone's Tour, Saturday Morning. It was an excellent mix of East-Van history, mystery and architecture - all that related by a bright mind! Absolutely recommend it! The tour was amazing and I definitely want to take another one...More

Thank Peachy K
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I joined James Johnstone for one of his regular history walks in Strathcona yesterday. He was both professional and warm. Neighbors often stopped and greeted him, clearly fond of him and his interpretation of their corner of the city. James was able to tell us...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Based on research on individual buildings, James Johnstone's History Walk through the Grandview neighborhood of Vancouver used a perfect balance of historical detail and folksy tale-telling to deliver a fascinating evolving portrait of this multicultural neighborhood.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I have lived in Strathcona for several decades and know a little bit about the history and buildings of the area. James's tour blew me away -- the depth of his knowedge and his passion made it seem like the neighbourhood had exploded into life...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I've gone on three history walks with James and have loved each of them. He is so knowledgeable about the history of Vancouver and is such a warm and genuine person that going on tours with him is an amazing experience. I can't wait for...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I can't say enough positive things about James and his tours. His dedication to researching and explaining the history of our neighborhoods can't be beat. He is a treasure to our city. I look forward to more tours in the future.

1  Thank Brigitte M
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I've lived in Vancouver all my life and it wasn't until yesterday that I did a walking tour of the Strathcona neighbourhood. James Johnstone's two hour walking tour was so fun and informative for me. I wished it was a longer tour but at the...More

Thank gemqueen2015
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Wow! A great walk that will appeal to residents and tourists. Most of Strathcona is lovely with many very old homes, beautiful gardens, and well-established tress. James is very knowledgeable. We learned about the history of the area, the houses, and the current and past...More

Thank Donna Gail C
Reviewed 1 August 2014

James really knows his stuff. Our two-hour plus tour of Strathcona revealed all kinds of interesting history and insights into the neighbourhood and the beginnings of Vancouver. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to another walking tour with James in the West End. Sharing...More

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