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Stories to Tell

– Our History –

1888Stanley Park Opens

Stanley Park is opened by Mayor David Oppenheimer on September 27, 1888

1888SS Beaver Crashes

The SS Beaver runs aground at Prospect Point (which at the time was also known as Calamity Point) on July 25, 1888.

1889Observation Point

Observation Point (summer house) is erected at Prospect Point.

1895Bicycle Club

The Vancouver Bicycle Club photographed at Prospect Point.

1923Signal Station Erected

Signal Station is erected at Prospect Point, the highest site in Stanley Park, overlooking the entrance to Burrard Inlet on July 27, 1923.

1937Construction Begins

Construction began on the Lions Gate Bridge on March 31, 1937.

1938The Bridge Opens

The Lions Gate Bridge opens, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge on November 12, 1938

1948Lighthouse is Built

The current Prospect Point Lighthouse is built

1950'sTea Room Opens

Prospect Point Tea Room opens as a summer tea room (photo circa 1963)