Labour History Walking tour of Downtown Vancouver

The walking tour will focus on downtown Vancouver, where the stories and history of working people are revealed as we explore the early development of the city and province. The walk will focus on highlights that are profiled in the lesson materials for the acclaimed film series; Working People: A History of British Columbia as featured on the TeachBC site. The primary focus will be on historical events from British Columbia’s early years in Confederation up to the end of the Second World War. Resource materials will be provided and suggestions for developing field experiences will be explored on the tour.

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To Bring/Important Notes

Special notes. It is suggested that participants have good walking shoes and are dressed appropriately for the outdoor conditions of the day. A camera/camera phone is a an asset for the tour.


12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Jack Poole Plaza

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This workshops is held offsite at Jack Poole Plaza - 1075 Canada Pl - Vancouver, BC - V6C 3L5 - Canada


  • Wayne Axford

    Wayne has been a long time member of the BCSSTA executive and has had a variety of experiences in curriculum design, social studies pedagogy and assessment. He has taught the full range of Social Studies courses and specializes in Canadian History. His long teaching career has been in the Burnaby School District as a Social Studies teacher and Department Head. He is now a “mostly retired” teacher but is still active and passionate about working with teachers in various aspects of professional development.