WHAT IS THE 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale?
It’s the quintessential COVID-safe way to combine our love of outdoor recreation with our love of great art. Our self-guided walking and cycling tours are super fun and fully annotated with fascinating information on public art and points of cultural, historical and architectural interest throughout Metro Vancouver. Register once and participate whenever you like and as often as you like all year!
Why Join the Tour?
SUPPORT PUBLIC ART
One-time $5 minimum donation for individuals or $15 for families. All funds raised go towards Vancouver Biennale public art installations, exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programs.
NEW TOURS EACH WEEK
Register once and get new tours sent to you every week from May 22nd until October 11th. 40 tours in total to choose from! Take as many tours as you like, whenever you like, as often as you like throughout 2021.
ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
For people and families of all ages and athletic abilities. We have bike rides and urban walks for everyone, from easy to more advanced. All tours indicate approximate walking and cycling times.
DISCOVER HIDDEN HISTORIC TREASURES
Each tour includes several points of interest and annotations throughout. We guarantee that you’ll discover and learn about hidden cultural, historic and architectural treasures throughout the city and have loads of fun doing it!
New Tour Features
NEW USER-FRIENDLY BROWSER BASED APP
All tours are easily accessible by cell phone with a new and greatly improved user-friendly app. All tours are also downloadable for those who prefer a paper map.
Special WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver educational tour for teachers, parents, and children to learn about the impact climate change has on the ecosystems of Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam land.
WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver is an artistic contribution to the Preparatory Phase of the UN Decade Of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) through IOC-UNESCO, curated by ARTPORT_making waves.
SPECIAL CACV 75th ANNIVERSARY TOURS
Special tours celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) and the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) presented by CACV.
Special tours that bring back some of the most iconic and beloved Vancouver Biennale artworks through Augmented Reality installations.
New tours added every week. Take as many tours as you like, whenever you like,
as often as you like!
Discover and learn about
Metro Vancouver’s hidden art and architectural treasures, and points of cultural and historical significance!
The Vancouver Biennale celebrates art in public space. We transform the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, creating globally inspired cultural experiences where people live, work, play, and transit. Each exhibition becomes a catalyst for community engagement, learning, and social action.
The Vancouver Biennale features internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists that represent a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic disciplines including sculpture, augmented and virtual reality, performance works, music, and film.
As a non-profit charitable organization, the Vancouver Biennale relies on the support of its partners and friends to deliver award-winning programming. Visit www.vancouverbiennale.com for more information.
The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America and 2021 marks it’s 75th Anniversary. Since its beginning in 1946, CACV has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver as an independent non-profit organization.
From music schools, theatres, art galleries, to museums and festivals, the CACV has been involved in the development of some of the most iconic arts institutions in Vancouver.
Our vision is of a socially-engaged, inclusive, and vibrant city alive with community arts. CACV is involved in community arts programs where art is made by, with, and for people sharing a sense of community. CACV’s current programs address sustainability and opportunities in the arts sector, Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships, and collective resilience in the face of social and environmental challenges. Learn more about CACV programming and history at www.cacv.ca
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale, or becoming a community partner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 682 1289!
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We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to working with them in partnership as we continue to build this great city together.