False Creek

FALSE CREEK is a saltwater inlet of ENGLISH BAY extending around the south side of downtown VANCOUVER. Originally 5 times its present area, it was occupied seasonally by SQUAMISH people long before Europeans arrived. It was named by Capt George RICHARDS of the British navy, who surveyed it in 1859 and was disappointed that it did not lead through to BURRARD INLET. After Vancouver was established in 1886, the area attracted SAWMILLS, rail yards and SHIPBUILDING operations, and became the...

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