Become a tourist in your own city this weekend by taking part in the annual Jane’s Walk Festival.
These free citizen-led walking tours put people face to face in spontaneous conversations about where their communities are headed—locally and around the world in nearly 200 cities across 6 continents.
The annual festival celebrates the memory of the late Canadian activist and urbanist Jane Jacob.
This year includes both new and returning walk tours, including:
Interpreting Coal Harbor with Larry Beasley, former Co-Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, will cover all of Coal Harbour and reflect on the upland neighbourhoods and the transformation of Downtown Vancouver.
Collective housing as an Ownership ModelThis tour will visit ‘The Zulla’, ‘The Dreamhaus’ and the ‘Villa Thrilla’, three collective houses in the Commercial Drive/Trout Lake neighbourhood that are owner-occupied. We’ll see how these homes incorporate collective practices into their living environment.
The Beanstalk Collective House in Shaughnessy is leading a tour of their intentional community, set in a heritage house in Vancouver’s westside! This walk will engage participants in dialogues around intentional living, sharing resources, and zero waste philosophies.
The Hillcrest Stroller Walkconnects parents in a fun walk through Riley Park, sharing hidden outdoor destinations, and tips for surviving the first years of parenthood in Vancouver.
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