English Bay

ENGLISH BAY is the inner portion of BURRARD INLET on the south side of VANCOUVER's downtown peninsula leading into FALSE CREEK. It encompasses a popular strip of sand beach extending along the north side of the bay near the entrance to STANLEY PARK. Originally a SQUAMISH fishing camp (see also FISHING, ABORIGINAL), the beach developed in the 1890s as a summer swimming spot for residents of the city's West End. Initially development was unregulated and buildings of all sorts fringed the beach....

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