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Mosaic and Heritage House Walk

  • Jun 16, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station

Hi Everyone.

I thought that I would organize a walk with a historical twist, the "Mosaic Walk". For those of you who are not familiar with the mosaic walk: throughout Gastown, Chinatown and East Vancouver there are over 30 historical markers depicting parts of Vancouver's History.

This walk will start at the Water Street Skytrain station at 10:00 am with a 15 minute waiting period for latecomers. We'll go east and go into Crabapple Park and walk around the park. This park has a nice view of the Cruise Ships docking for new passengers and supplies and all of the mountain ranges on the North side. You can still see the snow on the Lion Mountains. There are two mosaics in this park. This is a nice quiet park and not too well known even for locals.

Next, we will then head over to the Strathcona and do a zig-zag of the area. There will be mosaics as well as heritage houses in this area. We can then go over to Mosiac Creek Park (Charles and McClean) and look at a stream made out of mosaics. Originally the Parks Board planned to put a stream through this park but it wasn't financially feasible. Then we will head up to Commercial Drive where we will have a diverse choice of places for those people who would like to have lunch.

After lunch, people who would like to leave the walk can take the Victoria bus towards downtown or to the Broadway skytrain station. For others, we will continue to walk back towards Chinatown and downtown looking at more heritage houses and mosaics. This should be a fun and interesting walk for people who are not familiar with this area.

Remember everyone, this is a slower paced walk but sometimes it's nice to be able to just stop and take a deep breath.

Hope to see you there.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a wonderful walk with fun people even though it was till lunch break for me. Thank you for organizing this.

    June 17, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    It was a fun long long walk! We took a little too long, though, for the unplanned lunch-break at the Carnegie :( but it was a great lunch!!! Then, the real bonus was at the end when we went to the Ice Cream factory (I think It's called), and had delicious ice cream :)))

    June 16, 2013

  • Marie

    Really enjoyed Michael the grouup and the tour but everything fell apart at the Carnagie.

    June 16, 2013

  • Kyle K.

    Good company today. Wish I could've stayed longer. I look forward to seeing to seeing you guys again.

    June 16, 2013

  • Terri T.

    Hi Michael, sorry we had to leave but we had a wonderful walk along Pender to Commercial where we had a lunch and a great stroll along the car free street. This probably would not have happened if we had not joined this meetup. Thx. so much

    June 16, 2013

  • Farid

    I couldn't make sorry guys

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be joining you on this walk. But I'll catch up on another meetup excursion. Enjoy.

    June 16, 2013

  • Marie

    Just to let you know, it is Car Free Day on Main if any one wants to check that out after the walk :-)

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the group meeting inside the Station?

    June 15, 2013

    • Michael

      We will meet inside in front of Starbucks.

      June 15, 2013

  • Farid

    Is at 10 am right?

    June 15, 2013

    • Michael

      Yes it's 10:00 am.

      June 15, 2013

  • Farid

    Sorry i got it its 10am ^O^

    June 15, 2013

  • Farid

    Great group sunny days this week lets enjoy outdoors

    June 15, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    Does anyone know if the bus running along Denman or Robson will take me to the Waterfront Skyt. station?

    June 15, 2013

  • Terri T.

    looking forward to the walk

    June 15, 2013

  • Adriana

    I will bring my husband.

    June 15, 2013

  • lorraine f

    Michael, how long do you anticipate the walk as I have a 130 appt

    June 15, 2013

  • Celia

    Wish I can come but Sunday morning is out for me due to church. Thanks for coming with such a good idea. I look forward to the photos and comments.

    June 14, 2013

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