May 22, 2008 | Tips from Us >
Burnaby, Sightseeing Tours
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What better way to learn about the history, architecture, culture and secrets of a city than by going on a walking tour? And, even though I am a "local", I am a big fan of walking tours in the Vancouver area too. So, with that in mind, I ventured to the first of four "SkyTrain Explorer" walking tours that will take place over the summer months in Burnaby. The guide, well-known historican and author, John Atkin tells intriguing stories and helps his 'subjects' appreciate how communities, their homes and buildings, streetscapes and even social behaviours are shaped and influenced by urban developments such as the SkyTrain, (or its precursor, the Interurban). The tours are about 2 hours in length, the walk is manageable by most and the cost is $10.50.