Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
The Old Maple
tree under whose branches
the pioneers met in 1885 and
chose the name "Vancouver"
for this city.
Location. 49° 17′ N, 123° 6.259′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Powell Street and Carrall Street on Powell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Gassy Jack" (here, next to this marker); Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 326 West Pender Street (approx. half a kilometer away); BC Permanent Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . . Vancouver. GeoBC provides a short history of Vancouver and its name: "Named in 1886 at the suggestion of Sir W.C. VanHorne, then-CEO of the CPR, after Captain George Vancouver, RN, (1757-1798), famous explorer of the Pacific Coast (Submitted on April 9, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 693 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.