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Howard Hughes at the Bayshore: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Heritage Vancouver Society

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tour 1 (5:30pm): Non-member Ended $20.00 $0.00
Tour 1 (5:30pm): Member Ended $15.00 $0.00
Tour 2 (6:45pm): Non-Member   more info Ended $20.00 $0.00
Tour 2 (6:45pm): Member   more info Ended $15.00 $0.00

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Howard Hughes at the Bayshore: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
FIRST TOUR: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
SECOND TOUR: 6:45pm to 8:00pm 
Meet at the Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive just east of the main entrance

UPDATE 3/30: 2nd Tour just added for a 6:45pm tour, as 1st tour has sold out.

Note for 2nd tour: Eventbrite system may show 5:30pm as start time, but 2nd tour starts at 6:45pm. Due to limited capacity, we cannot accomodate 2nd tour ticket holders into the first tour at 5:30pm.

Join Heritage Vancouver for a tour of the Bayshore and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Howard Hughes legendary visit to Vancouver. Aaron Chapman, local historian, writer and self-confessed "Hughes-ologist" will retell the fascinating story of Hughes’ arrival in Vancouver. 

Chapman will separate the fact from fiction and tell stories about some of the strange things that occurred during Hughes’ stay. He will be joined by some old Bayshore staff who were there when Hughes was at the hotel. If you can't afford the $1000 a night for the Hughes suite—this is perhaps your only chance to explore the famous hotel suite, experience one of the most exclusive views in all of Vancouver and hear the incredible and little known story of the city's strangest hotel guest.

40 years ago one of the strangest hotel visitors arrived mysteriously in Vancouver. When word leaked out, it made international news and media camped out at the Bayshore Hotel hoping to see him—but the hotel guest never showed his face. His name was Howard Hughes. It was 1972 and Hughes—the movie producer, the aviator, one of the richest men in the world had not been seen in public for years. Yet he walked into the hotel on his own without being noticed. Rumors swirled as to why he was here. What was he doing? Who were the strange security staff that took over the hotel and guarded him with a security detail of that of a president or prime minister? Was it true he was sneaking out at night to drive around Stanley Park?

His stay at the hotel is still remembered at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, and today the Howard Hughes suite is the most exclusive suite the hotel offers.


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