Heritage Vancouver Society

Vancouver’s Granville Street and central West Georgia Street

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon in an exploration of two of Vancouver’s most famous streets, taking place on Saturday, July 26th, 11am – 1 pm.  On Wednesday, May 15, 1886, Lauchlan Hamilton, a City of Vancouver Aldermen and the CPR Land Commissioner began to stake out and survey what would become Granville Street and West Georgia Streets. It is still today one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent ‘high streets’ reflecting many elements that define our city. Our walk will begin at the northern foot of Granville Street, the location of the 1st and 2nd CPR train stations overlooking the CP rail yards and the port. You will find us on the plaza by the entrance to 200 Granville Street that was to become a much larger project that would have demolished Gastown buildings between Abbott St and Granville St. Admission is $15.00; and $10.00 for Heritage Vancouver Members.

Register via Eventbrite at hvs-granville-georgia.eventbrite.com, or inquire for more information at events@heritagevancouver.org.

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