Aug 24, 2010: Walking Tour Coal Harbour

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WALKING TOUR COAL HARBOUR
TUESDAY AUGUST 24TH 9:30 – 11:30AM
NO-HOST LUNCH TO FOLLOW THE TOUR
LED BY OUR OUTSTANDING TOUR GUIDE JOHN ATKIN

COAL HARBOR has played a large role in the history of Vancouver. It was the coal seam on the shoreline that excited interest in the area and prompted the sale of the West End to three men from New Westminster. They had hope of developing “New Liverpool, the future metropolis on the West Coast”. The harbor attracted the Canadian Pacific Railway, as they chose it as the terminus for the transcontinental railway. Along with the railway, Coal Harbor would become home to Boeing Aircraft factory and the Denman Arena where the Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup.

With the rise of containerization, inner city freight yards became redundant and in the 1990s the land was sold for redevelopment. And it this carefully considered and planned area that is the subject of the tour. We will be looking the planning, zoning and architecture of this series of waterfront neighborhoods that make up the Coal Harbor area.

MEET at the Information Centre Canada Place (in front of Old Convention Centre, in front of the Pan Pacific Hotel and across the street from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel). The tour will begin and end at this site. Cost of the tour is $15 payable when you register. The tour is limited to Probus members only (30 total). We will maintain a waiting list.

You may register in one of three ways: using Probus on-line website and Pay pal; at activities desk next Probus meeting or by emailing Bill Robertson (robertsonwd@hotmail.com) and sending payment to Bill Robertson
3711 Puget Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6L 2T8

Registration list:

  1. BOYD, TONY
  2. CONNOR, COLIN
  3. CRUIKSHANK, JOHN
  4. DUNKIN, PETER
  5. DURITY, FELIX
  6. DURLAND, LEIGH
  7. FIZT-CLARKE, TED
  8. HATHORN, ZIG
  9. JOLLY, BRADEN
  10. JONES, DON
  11. KING, MICHAEL
  12. KRAUSE, VERNON
  13. MANN, LINDSAY
  14. NUGENT, BOB
  15. OWENS, OWEN
  16. PARASUIK, WILSON
  17. ROBERTSON, BILL
  18. SULLIVAN, JOHN
  19. WEBBER, ORRIN
  20. WEITZEL, NORM


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