Emily Carr Chronicles Walk, Talk & Tour

$25 per person
June 22
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Come explore the life of Emily Carr, Victoria’s famous artist and visit the 10 historic locations in the James Bay area that provide an authentic backdrop to her remarkable life story.

When she wasn’t travelling to Ucluelet, Alaska and Haidi Gwaii or attending art school in San Francisco, England and France or giving art classes to children in Vancouver, Emily Carr spent the rest of her life in the James Bay area, Victoria’s oldest neighourhood. It was here that Emily was born. The loving, close-knit but turbulent relationships she had with each of her four sisters predominated Emily’s life every bit as much as her painting or her writing, Emily lived within blocks of three of her older sisters for most of her life, from birth to death, and their houses are also historic sites that we will visit on the tour.

The complete tour takes approximately 3 – 3 1/2 hours and includes a 45 minute guided tour of Carr House, Emily and her sister’s family home, now a Provincial and National Historic Site.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.