Doors Open Vancouver (DOV) is a free and behind-the-scenes look at many of Vancouver’s sites, buildings and services. It’s a great opportunity to learn about how the City of Vancouver is run and experience some of the city’s unique architecture, sustainable design, and cultural heritage.
As a social media and photography volunteer, I spent a few hours traversing a few of the West End’s DOV sites, including the Vancouver Police Department’s Mounted Unit, the Parks Board headquarters, and the Stanley Park miniature train.
DOV is a quick start action identified by the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, and was presented by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Cascadia Green Building Council, Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and Vancouver Public Space Network.
DOV is a one-day event with 20 participating buildings, nearly 200 volunteers and over 8,600 visits. I’m looking forward to supporting the event again next year!