Take a sonic adventure around Vancouver with these free guided audio tours

Mar 29 2017, 9:26 pm


Soundwalks are walking tours for the ears.

Over the next two Sundays, rediscover your city to a different beat with two free guided audio tours, as presented by Vancouver New Music and Vancouver Soundwalk Creative.

Chilled-out walking tours are all the rage these days. While last weekend’s Night Walk was more about escaping technology and all of its vices, Soundwalks encourages us to put on our listening caps for a silent, musical-sonic adventure.

Image: Vancouver New Music

Urban audiophiles will delight in the flow of privately-owned public squares around Waterfront Station this Sunday for Slivers of Pavement, as the tour reclaims these urban spaces in ways you’ve never heard before.

Or, take the skytrain out to New West on April 9 for Embodied Emplacement, a “walkshop” of multi-modal listening. A 90-minute tour around New Westminster’s picturesque waterfront, explore all the senses with playing, singing, listening, touching, and writing. All while walking at the same time, if you can manage it!

Soundwalks tours will take place rain or shine. Participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.

Soundwalk: Slivers of Pavement

Where: Waterfront Station Lobby – 601 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver

When: Sunday April 2 at 2pm (1 hour)

Tickets: RSVP on Facebook; Free

Soundwalk: Embodied Emplacement: A Multi-Modal Walkshop

Where: Outside the Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

When: Sunday April 9 at 2pm (90 minutes)

Tickets: RSVP on Facebook; Free