Near Surrey in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
The Signing of the Columbia River Treaty
This unfortified boundary line between the
United States of America
A lesson of peace to all nations.
The signing of the Columbia River Treaty on September 16th, 1964, at this international peace arch park by the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, and the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Lester B. Pearson, P. C.
Erected and dedicated to continued peace and good will of the peoples of Canada and the United States by Kiwanis International on November 28, 1965,
Erected 1936 by Kiwanis International.
Location. 49° 0.126′ N, 122° 45.374′ W. Marker is near Surrey, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver. Marker is on 0 Avenue Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16800 Peace Park Drive, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 9N9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Elgin (approx. 8.9 kilometers away); The Semiahmoo Trail (approx. 9 kilometers away); Historic Port Elgin (approx. 9 kilometers away); Farming History (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Historic Stewart Farmhouse (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Historic McMillan Expediton (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); The Great Fire (approx. 25 kilometers away); The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office (approx. 25 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surrey.
More about this marker. There is a complex of Peace Arch related properties here, including gardens, a golf course and a British Columbia Regional Park.
Regarding Peace Arch.
The Peace Arch stands on the international boundary between Blaine, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia. The Arch was constructed to commemorate the centennial (1814-1914) of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814. The Treaty of Ghent ended the war of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, a conflict that was waged in North America and involved Canadians, as well as Americans and British.
In 1914, the international fund-raising efforts for the Arch were spearheaded by Samuel Hill, famed Washington State lawyer, financier, road builder
Standing 67 feet high, the Peace Arch is made of concrete and reinforced steel. Its foundation consists of 76 fourteen inch pilings driven 25-30 feet into the earth. The Arch was said to be one of the first structures in North America constructed to be earthquake proof.
The Arch contains metal caskets in which pieces of the Pilgrim Ship Mayflower and the Canadian Steam Vessel Beaver. Hence there are pictures of each on opposites sides of the Arch.
Additional keywords. British Columbia, Washington State, Douglas B.C., Blaine WA, White Rock B.C.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Peace • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
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