Vancouver tours – ‘Walk in the footsteps’

Vancouver walking tour - coverLabor walking tours of Vancouver, B.C., open up a vast and diverse history of events that shaped the west coast city. In 2013, through a collaboration of several labor groups including the PNLHA, a booklet outlining three distinct tours now has been reissued.

The booklet invites us to “Look beyond the headlines to explore little-known details about important events such as the racist riots by the labour-led Anti-Asiatic League in 1907, the depression era ‘Relief Camps’ that generated the On-to-Ottawa Trek of 1935, the month-long occupation of the main post office by unemployed workers in 1938, and the 1983 Solidarity movement.”

Themes throughout the tours include “division, racism,Vancouver walking tour - intro sexism, scab workers, violence and vigilante mobs.” Also evident are themes of “social justice, celebration, art, ceremony, story-telling and adventure.”

Using this booklet, “you can literally walk in the footsteps of those who went before.”Vancouver walking tour - IWW