Starting at what is now the foot of Main Street, our tour of lower Main Street explores the growth of Vancouver’s business district in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The tour takes off from what used to be called the Evergreen Hotel. In March 1928 the new hotel opened with great fanfare at this strategic site of the junction of east-west and north-south routes. “Liveried footman were on hand to open doors, and the some 250 pleased guests sat down before new dazzling linen, new silver, new glassware and new china bearing the Evergreen monogram, while flags and flowers decorated the premises.” From there our guide leads the tour group north passing by the buildings that housed the businesses of those that built early Vancouver.
Other sites included on this tour are the Heritage Building, Schofield Building, CC Store, and much more.