— Rebecca Bollwitt (@Miss604) September 24, 2015
I went for a walk along the seawall at Stanley Park with my wife and son today before the radio show. The 27 km route around the park along the ocean is truly one of Vancouver’s great scenes.
During the walk, my wife who is new to Vancouver, was asking me all sorts of questions. And like any husband, I just bullshitted and mansplained my way through it without much actual thought to how this great Vancouver landmark came about.
Enter Rebecca Bollwitt and this story she wrote yesterday for her excellent blog Miss 604. Vancouver Seawall History
The Parks Board began construction in 1917 and very slowly built a retaining wall. The full route we mostly know and love today wasn’t actually completed until 1980!
(…) from the Vancouver Sun on the day of the Seawall’s completion: “The wall was conceived to prevent erosion of the park’s foreshore, but would accomplish something else just as important: the most magnificent
9-kilometre 28-kilometre walk in Canada.”
— Spin The Black Disc (@SpinTBD) September 24, 2015
— CFOX (@CFOXvan) September 24, 2015