Discover Vancouver one step at a time with FREE walking tour festival this week

May 1 2023, 5:22 pm

Becoming a tourist in your own city has never been easier, especially with the return of a popular festival this week.

The annual Janeā€™s Walk Festival of free citizen-led walking tours is happening throughout Vancouver from May 4 to 7.

Hundreds of cities host Jane’s Walk events on the first weekend of May each year, with architects, community gardeners, artists, neighbours, and more hosting the walking conversations.

Janeā€™s Walk has been running since 2006, in honour ofĀ urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, who championedĀ the interests of local residents overĀ grand visions of the future.

All events are open to everyone in the community, with highlights including a West End exploration of the neighbourhood’s trees, a sketch walk of Collingwood, and a tour of Vancouver’s Francophone Village.

Jane's Walk Vancouver

Jane’s Walk Vancouver/Facebook

A launch party will also be held on Thursday, May 4 at Local Public Eatery Kitsilano, with guests having the opportunity to meet the festival’s organizers and walk leaders.

Registration is not required except for the small group walks, though participants are encouraged to sign-up for events to stay up to date with details.

Jane's Walk Vancouver

Jane’s Walk Vancouver/Facebook

Janes Walk Vancouver 2023

When: May 4 to 7, 2023
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout Vancouver
Cost: Free, register online

With files from Bala Yogosh

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