What a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Vancouver! We went on James’ history walk of the Working/Wild Side of East Van and heard so many fascinating stories of the people who lived there. James is amazing - his knowledge of the area...More
History Walks in Vancouver with James Johnstone
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I went on a Photo Walk Experience today in the Grandview/Little Italy area of Vancouver with a group of photographers, led by historian James Johnstone. Informative, interesting, fascinating, well-researched, colourful characters of the past, a full binder of facts, figures and photographs, lots of local...More
Met a few ghosts from Vancouver’s past. Well researched. I got some great photos. Beautiful neighbourhood. Thanks!
I learned a lot on the West End History Walk about existing buildings and homes and also about what was there originally. A great tour for both visitors and those living in Vancouver! Not a dry, rehearsed talk at all, this tour shows James's passion...More
I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour of the Strathcona area of Vancouver! James has researched many of the properties in this original Vancouver neighbourhood and his talent as a historian and storyteller lends a nostalgic and poignant flavour to whole experience. Many 100+ year old...More
We did the walking tour of Mount Pleasant with James on a beautiful but cold Saturday morning. The route was easily walkable and although a large group (22) the neighbourhood was reasonably quiet and we were all able to hear the presentation. James also has...More
How did I not know this was available in Vancouver! I was out for a 'walk about' in Strathcona with my boyfriend exploring one Sunday and came across this ad for a walking tour. I was intrigued so I called a few friends and we...More
Even though James no longer lives in Strachcona, he is as much a part of the neighbourhood as any of the old houses or buildings - and boy does he know about them. James is am amazing storyteller, has a deep knowledge of the history,...More
The short version: If you want a unique, fascinating way to spend a weekend morning, book a tour with James Johnstone. This is, hands-down, one of the best tours we've ever taken. The longer version: Our group of adults and pre-teens booked a private walking...More
Thank you! It was absolutely my pleasure!
We went on the East Vancouver walking tour with James. The Weather was aweful (cold February rain), and there were only two of us, but he happily gave us the tour anyways! He was very knowledgeable about the area, and he was well spoken. He...More