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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lumberman's Arch

Lumbermen's Arch was built in 1952 to honor Vancouver's Lumber Industry. It replaced Bowie's Arch, a timber arch which was built in 1912 by the Lumbermen and Shinglemen's Society. The original arch was built to honour the Duke of Connaught, Queen Victoria's son's visit to Vancouver. He was Governor General of Canada at that time.

Lumberman's Arch is the location where Khwaykhway, a major village once stood. This was a central gathering place for people who came to gather food and supplies, trade, and participate in ceremonies such as the potlatch.

Location:Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

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