A lot of change has taken place in Vancouver in the past twenty years and no area has changed more than southeast False Creek around Main St. and West 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive event for BCCR members only historian John Atkin will guide a walking tour of the area. The southeast end of False creek has seen an extraordinary transformation over the years from heavy industrial uses to an emerging residential community. Once home to sawmills, asphalt plants, shipyards and a coal gas plant, swept away by the World’s Fair of 1986, the industry has been replaced with new housing, cultural facilities and park space. John will guide the group from Main and Terminal to the Salt Building at Olympic Village passing through industrial lands and new building developments. On this walk we’ll explore this fascinating and evolving part of the city. The walking tour will end at the historic Salt Building now the Craft Beer Market for appies and drinks. This tour is for BCCR members only – sorry no substitutes. Space is limited to 25 people.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm
Meet at 4:45 at the northwest corner of Main and Terminal by the SkyTrain station.
This is a members only event. There is no charge but members must register.