Satisfy your curiosity and peek behind doors which aren’t normally open to the public. For the 4th year in a row, the City of Vancouver is opening their doors and providing FREE, behind-the-scenes access to numerous venues around the city.
Free event gives public behind-the-scenes access to some of the most iconic buildings in the city. Whether it’s atop the rooftop garden of the Skwachày’s Lodge Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery or a guided tour with popular civic historian John Atkin of the Marine Building, once the tallest building in the British Empire, there is much to see. Other new locations the public will have access to this year include the Scotia Dance Centre and the Bell Tower of the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Popular past venues make a return once again, notably the False Creek Energy Centre, Fire Protection System Pump Station and Vancouver Animal Services Shelter.
Also new this year, the City has partnered with the Port of Vancouver to offer two free one-hour cruises on the Burrard Inlet aboard the Magic Charm where participants will learn about the history of the Port and its operations as well as the impact of sea level rise to the area. Pre-registration is required and there is currently a waitlist.
Take part in the VanConnect Doors Open Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win great prizes. Here’s how:
1. Download the VanConnect app from your mobile app store.
2. Set up your account – optional, but it will make it easier to win a prize.
3. Find the VanConnect sign at a participating Doors Open site and take a photo.
4. Using the app, map where you are located, attach the photo, and submit.
Mobi (the bike share program) by Shaw Go is offering free day passes on June 24 to help participants visit as many Doors Open venues as possible. Visit mobibikes.ca and use promotion code doorsopen17.