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2 Hour History Walk of Vancouver's Milltown - Strathcona North of Hastings

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Cost: $20 per person

This is Powell Street Festival weekend. The East End neighbourhood North of Hastings where the annual festival takes place was home to Vancouver's pre WWII Japantown but so much more. The largely industrialized area of the Strathcona North of Hastings is the oldest part of the city of Vancouver. The point of land on the north foot of Dunlevy where Captain Edward Stamp established Vancouver’s first industry, the Hastings Mill (originally the Vancouver Island Spar, Lumber & Sawmill Co.) in 1865, was known as Kumkumalay ("big leaf maple trees").

Date: August 3 (repeated September 21)

Time: 10:00

Departs: 611 Alexander Street at the north foot of Princess Avenue