Vancouver Walking Tour: Mount Pleasant, Vancouver (Self Guided)

Mount Pleasant was one of the very first neighborhood zones developed in the city of Vancouver. Here you can find lively coffee shops, bistros, trendy boutiques, galleries, and much more. Take this walking tour to discover all the great attractions of the Mount Pleasant area.
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Vancouver Walking Tour: Mount Pleasant Map

Guide Name: Vancouver Walking Tour: Mount Pleasant
Guide Location: Canada » Vancouver (See other walking tours in Vancouver)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: clare
Heritage Hall

1) Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall is a landmark building that dates back to 1915. The concrete structure features a unique stone and brick facing. Originally built as a Postal Station, it is now run by the Heritage Hall Preservation Society.
Tenth Avenue Alliance Church

2) Tenth Avenue Alliance Church

Tenth Avenue Alliance Church sits in the heart of Vancouver, not far from BC University. It is welcoming of people from all backgrounds and is a self-proclaimed "community of healing" for the broken.
The Cornerstone

3) The Cornerstone

Originally built in 1910 as the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, this edifice was transformed into the Evangelistic Tabernacle in 1927. That, however, was not the last designation of the building. In 1994 it was converted into luxury condominiums, which still stand today.
Holy Trinity Ukranian Orthodox Church

4) Holy Trinity Ukranian Orthodox Church

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is a Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located on East 10th Street just west of Main Street. The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish was established in Vancouver, on May 9, 1937. In December 1977, the Vancouver City Council designated the church as an architectural Heritage Building and an engraved plaque was placed on the exterior of the church building. It is also noteworthy that in 1975, the church was designated as a “Sobor” by Rt. Rev. Archbishop Andrew on behalf of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, (renamed Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) by an Act of Parliament in 1990).
Sight description based on wikipedia
Lee Building

5) Lee Building

The 7-story Lee Building, located at 175 East Broadway, was built in 1912 by the merchant Herbert Lee. For many years, it was the hub of activity of South Fraser. At the time of its construction, the Lee Building was the tallest standing structure south of False Creek.
Goh Ballet Theatre

6) Goh Ballet Theatre

The Goh Ballet Theater building, constructed in 1912, was a part of the Royal Bank. In 1978, it was transformed into the internationally renowned Institute of Ballet. Nowadays, this ballet academy prepares students for a successful career in the field of dance.
Henry Bloomfield House

7) Henry Bloomfield House

Henry Bloomfield House is located at 2532 Columbia Street. This building is Vancouver's finest example of Bloomfield's work. Henry Bloomfield and Sons designed some of the most elegant stained glass in British Colombia.
City Hall

8) City Hall

Vancouver City Hall is a twelve story building topped with a clock, designed by architect Fred Townley and Matheson. Currently, it serves as the seat of the Vancouver City Council.

The building's style is a compromise between modern and art deco, with an intriguing, stepped pattern leading up to the main tower portion. Inside, the City Hall is richly adorned with cream and black terrazzo floors, and walls covered in polished marble and capped in horizontal brass banding. Fluted marble pillars support the elegantly gilded ceiling, the stairwells are detailed in black marble, the walls are highlighted with solid brass handrails, octagonal newel panels punctuate the landings, and mezzanine balconies offer an unimpeded view of the whole space. The building's original features are extremely well preserved, and in many cases are the original pieces that were installed when it was first constructed.

This richly decorated building was built during the height of the Depression for $1 million, and was intended as a public works project to help employ the many Vancouver residents affected by unemployment. It was originally ordered by the Vancouver Civic Building Committee, and construction began in 1936. In 1976, the building was declared one of Vancouver's heritage buildings of primary significance.

Walking Tours in Vancouver, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vancouver is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top-Rated Gay Venues of Vancouver

Top-Rated Gay Venues of Vancouver

The nightlife in Vancouver is diverse enough for everyone to find a suitable spot to relax and let loose. The gay and lesbian community certainly has a great selection of clubs and bars to choose from, all with great music and great drinks. Take the following tour to experience Vancouver's top rated gay clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Granville Island Walk in Vancouver

Granville Island Walk in Vancouver

Granville Island is a peninsula connected to Vancouver’s downtown area via the Granville Street Bridge. It is famous for being a popular shopping district and features attractions such as galleries, markets and a brewery. Don’t miss the chance to take this walking tour and see the best Granville Island has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Walking Tour: Religious Edifices in Downtown Vancouver

Walking Tour: Religious Edifices in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver's churches, cathedrals and chapels are as numerous as they are diverse. They reflect the nation's religious history and the culture of the city. This downtown walking tour will take you to the most sacred religious edifices of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Walking Tour of Yaletown in Vancouver

Walking Tour of Yaletown in Vancouver

For many years Yaletown has been the thriving industrial heart of Vancouver. This area of the city looks unlike any other and is considered to be the home of Vancouver's "elite" society. This walking tour will take you to the most significant Yaletown spots.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Walking Tour of Vancouver's West End

Walking Tour of Vancouver's West End

The West End is a large residential area in Vancouver famous among tourists for Robson Street, the home of numerous trendy shops and hot boutiques. This district also features a number of parks, beaches and other fun attractions. This walking tour will guide you to the most significant attractions in the West End of Vancouver.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Walking Tour of Artist-Run Galleries in Vancouver

Walking Tour of Artist-Run Galleries in Vancouver

Vancouver offers visitors a great selection of art galleries that feature permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are a number of galleries in the city that are run by Canadian artists, with the majority of these places focusing mainly on contemporary art. This walking tour will take you to the most visited artist-run galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

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Whether you are in Vancouver for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Vancouver has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Vancouver, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.