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  • July 3, 2023

Guided Tours 2023

Public Tours Are Back! Join us and the Powell Street Festival for 360 Riot Walk guided tours in July and August.

Date: Saturday, July 29 | Sunday, July 30
Time: 11:30am–2:00pm
Check-in location: Woodward’s Atrium
Fee: $20 General | $15 Student/Senior

Date: Saturday, August 5 | Sunday, August 6
Time: 11:30am–2:00pm

Check-in location: Woodward’s Atrium
Fee: FREE ($10 refundable deposit required)

360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour that utilizes 360° video technology to tell the story of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver. It traces the history and route of the mob that attacked the Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following the demonstration and parade organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League in Vancouver. Participants are brought into the social and political environment of the time where racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence. The soundtrack is available in four languages of the local residents of the period: English, Cantonese, Japanese and Punjabi.

The guided tour is approximately 2 hours in length, followed by a post-tour reflection where light refreshments will be served. Maximum 10 participants per tour.

Sterilized tablets with the tour app will be provided along with headphones, but if you have your own headphones/earbuds, you are encouraged to bring them to use.

Please wear appropriate footwear, clothing and sunscreen for the warm weather, and bring your own water.

360 Riot Walk is an artwork by local artist Henry Tsang whose projects explore the spatial politics of history, language, community, food and cultural translation in relationship to place. His artworks employ video, photography, language, interactive media, food and convivial events in the form of gallery exhibitions, public art, pop-up street food offerings, curated dinners and more. Henry teaches at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

The 2023 guided tours are hosted by the Powell Street Festival in partnership with the Vancouver Japanese Language School.