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Page Four
THE OFFICIAL SEAWALL

BROCTON POINT TO LIONS GATE BRIDGE

(View of the seawall from Brockton Point'.)
SEAWALL VIEWED FROM BROCKTON POINT.

OTHER SECTIONS OF THE SEAWALL


(FROM NORTH EAST TO SOUTH WEST)

CRAB PARK to
CANADA PLACE
CANADA PLACE to
DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK
DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK
to BROCKTON POINT
LIONS GATE BRIDGE
to SECOND BEACH
SECOND BEACH
to BURRARD STREET
BURRARD STREET
to CAMBIE STREET
CAMBIE STREET
to CAMBIE STREET
CAMBIE STREET
to GRANVILLE ISLAND
GRANVILLE ISLAND
to KITSILANO

DESTINATIONS ALONG THIS SECTION OF THE SEAWALL


(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Beach Beaver Lake Trail Brockton Point Burrard inlet Captain Stamp Children's Water Park
Empress of Japan Girl In Wetsuit Great Blue Heron Lions Gate Bridge Lumberman's Arch Totem Poles

Brockton Point was the start of the original Seawall.

A joint project was begun, in 1914, between the Park Board and the Government of Canada, to erect the Brockton Point Light and build a sea wall to stop the erosion of the shore, by tidal action, in that area.

As the years went on, the Seawall expanded in both directions.

In 1931, James Cunningham, an employee of the Park Board, was appointed supervisor of construction.

Mr. Cunningham held the position until 1963.

(Seawall North of Brocton Point.)
AFTER HAVING WALKED THEIR BICYCLES THROUGH THE NARROW TWISTS OF BROCKTON POINT, CYCLISTS ARE ALLOWED TO REMOUNT AS THE SEAWALL DIVIDES BETWEEN PEDESTRIANS AND THOSE ON WHEELS.
(Seawall North of Brocton Point.)
THE SEAWALL DIVIDES ALLOWING THOSE ON WHEELS TO BE SEPARATED FROM PEDESTRIANS, BY A MEDIAN. BEING SLIGHTLY HIGHER THE CYCLISTS GET A, SLIGHTLY, BETTER VIEW.

(Totem Poles.)
TOTEM POLE PARK.
(Information Building.)
BROCKTON VISITOR CENTER, SOUVENIRS, & WASHROOMS.
(Large rock in grass.)
FROM THE SEAWALL IT IS JUST A LARGE ROCK.
(Plaque on Rock.)
FROM THE CYCLISTS' PATH IT IS A PLAQUE.

The plaque reads, 'Here, Captain Edward Stamp: pioneer; industrialist; and legislator, started lumbering operations. Then, finding a better site, he moved elsewhere on the Burrard Inlet, and in the wilderness, now the city of Vancouver, the famous Hastings Sawmill. 1805'

(Pedestrians on Seawall.)
(Bird on Rock.)
OBLIVIOUS TO THE SEAGULL OVERHEAD, OR THE TOURISTS BEHIND HIM, A `GREAT BLUE HERON' AWAITS DINNER.

(Statue on a rock.)
BIGOTS DROVE THE SCULPTOR TO TURN THE NUDE INTO A SKIN DIVER. TOO LATE TO PUT A TANK ON HER BACK, SHE COULDN'T BE A SCUBA DIVER.
(Plaque for the lady on the rock.)
WHEN THE TIDE IS IN, IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS SITTING ON THE WATER. THE TIDE RISES, AND FALLS, AS MUCH AS 15 FEET IN THIS AREA.

(Ship's figurehead.)
FIGUREHEAD FROM THE EMPRESS OF JAPAN (REPLICA)
(Plaque for figurehead.)

(Seawall.)
(Lumbermen's Arch.)
LUMBERMEN'S ARCH.

(Plaque for Lumbermen's Arch.)
THIS ARCH WAS ERECTED IN 1952 BY THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS AND THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LUMBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION. THE ORIGINAL LUMBERMEN'S ARCH, KNOWN AS THE `DOWIE ARCH', WAS BUILT IN 1912 ON PENDER ST. NEAR HAMILTON ST. IN HONOUR OF THE VISIT, TO VANCOUVER, OF THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA, AT THAT TIME. THE ORIGINAL ARCH WAS MOVED TO THIS SITE AND WAS A FAMILIAR LANDMARK UNTIL DISMANTLED IN 1947.

(Bridge.)
UNDER THE ROAD, BETWEEN THE BATHROOMS, TO THE LUMBERMEN'S ARCH AND THE CONCESSION STAND.
(Water park.)
VARIETY CLUB CHILDREN’S WATER PARK.
(Waterfall.)
(View of park from top of waterfall.)
THE STREAMS OF WATER SPURTING FROM HOLES IN THE GROUND IS REMINISCENT OF GEODUCKS. LARGE CLAMS THAT LIVE BENEATH THE SAND. WHEN YOU STEP BESIDE THEIR HOLES THEY SQUIRT A STREAM OF WATER, SEVERAL FEET INTO THE AIR.
(Children's dryer.)
(Sign for dryer.)

(Small beach.)
LUMBERMANS ARCH BEACH, WHEN THE TIDE IS OUT.
(Man walking edge of seawall.)

(Lookout along Seawall.)
VIEW POINT FOR LION'S GATE BRIDGE AND THE NORTH SHORE.
(Cyclists on Seawall.)

(Panorama of North shore.)
SHIP TERMINALS ON THE NORTH SHORE, CITY OF `NORTH VANCOUVER'.

(Stone gateway beside small bridge.)
(LEFT) ENTRANCE TO TRAILS TO BEAVER LAKE.
(RIGHT) MOUTH OF BEAVER CREEK.
(Entrance to stairway amongst the trees.)
STAIRWAY FROM THE PEDESTRIAN PATH TO THE BICYCLE PATH.

(Boat coming under bridge.)
(Paddlewheel harbour cruise boat.)
THE `CONSTITUTION' (HARBOUR CRUISES AND EVENTS).

The Lions Gate Bridge is approximately midway of the original five miles of Seawall.

(Lions Gate Bridge.)
(Lions Gate Bridge.)

(Lions Gate Bridge.)
(Lions Gate Bridge.)

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