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Explore This Vancouver

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Explore This Vancouver

Experience Vancouver's history, culture and communities in a whole new way. Listen to stories told by locals and see photos of Vancouver’s past as you travel the city and learn about the people and places that have made us what we are today.

Explore This Vancouver is part of VPL's effort to promote history and culture at a local and individual level. It offers a fun new way to explore our city. We've tapped in to local resources like the VPL Historical Photo collection and This Vancouver (, the library's growing digital repository, for local community content.

Offline access to the tours and maps saves your data and takes you anywhere in Vancouver - and as we add tours to the app, that really can be anywhere!

Tours currently available:
Chinatown Stories: A Narrative Exploration
West End Stories: A Narrative Exploration

Need help? Have a question or an idea for a tour?
[email protected]

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We advise you to quit the app when finished.
Vancouver Public Library Board