This site, on the world's greatest salmon river, lured many pioneer canners in the late 1860's and early 1870's. Pre-eminent was Alexander Ewen, a founder and first president of B.C. Packers, who established a cannery here in 1871. The new salmon . . . — — Map (db m187923) HM
Arriving in British Columbia from the United States in 1859, Scottish-born Capt. William Irving pioneered the riverboat trade of the lower Fraser River. In 1862-64, Royal Engineers built his fine home of California redwood in the popular San . . . — — Map (db m187992) HM
Colonel R.C. Moody, R.E., recognized the potential value of Burrard Inlet for military defence. Named in his honour, Port Moody became the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Although a branch line was built in 1887 to the growing city . . . — — Map (db m187971) HM
During its heyday, the Brockton Point Lighthouse played a key role in guiding ships safely in and out of Coal Harbour.
Early Warning System
The first Brockton Point lighthouse, built in 1890, alerted ships to shore-related dangers and . . . — — Map (db m198612) HM
Originally built to access the North Shore, the Lions Gate Bridge is now one of the city's busiest thoroughfares with over 60,000 vehicles driving across each day.
Tension over the Suspension
In 1927, Vancouverites voted against building a . . . — — Map (db m198590) HM
As ships navigated the Narrows' powerful tidal flows, they relied on warnings from the Prospect Point Lighthouse to stay clear of its rocky hazards.
Response to Disaster
In 1888, just off this point, the historic steamship S.S. Beaver ran . . . — — Map (db m198611) HM
[English] A tribute to the engineers who built and renovated this bridge, the landmark structure of the Vancouver area.
When opened in 1938, the 1550 ft. main span was the longest suspension span outside the United States. Design engineer: . . . — — Map (db m198610) HM
Site named by Capt. Vancouver June 14, 1792
Wall of original tower, built in 1874, still
stands near present tower, completed in 1912
Tower 60 ft high - light 108 ft above high water
light beam a 500 watt bulb
foghorn range - 10 miles . . . — — Map (db m198587) HM
[English] This lighthouse replaced an 1875 building of which the foundations of the keeper's dwelling survive. Built in 1912 by contractor W.H. Rourke, the hexagonal reinforced concrete tower, 18.3 metres high, is an early example of this . . . — — Map (db m198577) HM