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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tour, Vancouver

Cemeteries are fascinating places which offer an air of mystery, a touch of history and are the final resting places of people who played an important role in building the society of today. Mountain View Cemetery located in the heart of Vancouver is one of the city's oldest and is also the location of many of the city's colourful characters! Enjoy two Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tours this weekend see elaborate monuments, famous folks, hear interesting stories and to learn about some of its 150,000 residents which have been interred here since its opening in 1886.

Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, British Columbia has been a final resting place for Vancouver's residents since 1886.Looking for something a little different to do this long weekend? Check out Vancouver's history at Mountain View Cemetery which has been a final resting place for Vancouver's residents since 1886. Enjoy two tours which take curious visitors to some of the Cemetery's 150,000 most famous residents, hear their stories and see some of its elaborate monuments:

  • Location: Mountain View Cemetery; 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver (map) Tours meet at the Celebration Hall and Courtyard
  • Date: May 23, 2010 @ 10:00am
  • Tours: Remember Me As You Pass By - Tour of the 1919 Area (Lorraine Irving) OR Come Meet the Masons - the Masonic Section (John Atkin)

If you don't have time to check out Mountain View Cemetery this weekend go on your own to see the final resting places of some of Vancouver's famous residents such as Joe Fortes, Bell Irving, Harry Winston Jerome, Gustav Adolph Roedde, thirteen of Vancouver's mayors and other notable people.

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