Jane’s Walk 2012 in Vancouver – May 5 & 6 – Find your walk!

This city is made for walking… and with over 20 Jane’s Walk planned in metro Vancouver on May 5 & 6, there’s never been a better way to explore your city!


Date: Saturday May 5th & Sunday May 6th, 2012
Place: Throughout metro Vancouver, including Vancouver and Burnaby and  Surrey.
Price: FREE, no registration required.
For more details, please visit: janeswalk.net

On Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, thousands of people in metro Vancouver and around the world will take to the street to answer Jane Jacobs’ famous call to “get out and walk. The 6th annual Jane’s Walk is a chance to explore metro Vancouver’s neighbourhoods with fresh eyes and curious mind.  Currently, there are 26 walks scheduled in the region.

This year, in support of Vancouver’s upcoming community planning processes, Spacing Vancouver is teaming up with the City of Vancouver and the Museum of Vancouver to co-host a series of walks in the three areas where planning dialogues will take place: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodland.

About Jane’s Walk

Created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs, the free, volunteer-led urban walks have grown exponentially from 27 walks the first year to over 500 walks around the world—from Burnaby to Brisbane and Sao Paulo to Surrey—in over 75 cities and 16 countries.

Walks are as varied as the people taking part. They create the time and space for people to connect, share, and develop ideas about where their communities and cities are at and where they are headed.

Ask yourself – what kind of Jane’s Walker are you? From the Curious who wants to get behind the scenes, the Engaged resident, the Urban Gardener, the friendly Neighbour, the Aesthete roaming the open-air urban museum, the Active moving about the city, and the Citizen fascinated by the past and future of the city, its public space and institutions, there are walks for all types of city-lovers.

Find detailed walk information at janeswalk.net, look out for posters with walk details in local shops, select favourites on the free iPhone app and get out and walk on Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th!