8. Stanley Park

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8. Stanley Park
Stanley Park entrance at Georgia Street and causeway, 1937. Image by Leonard Frank (Jewish Museum & Archives of BC, CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-19-LF.00342)

Various projects continue to erode Stanley Park.

Most recently, the Provincial Highways Ministry and the City of Vancouver propose straightening and raising the roadway through the Park entrance at Georgia Street. This would radically alter the entrance landscape by transforming the level approach into an elevated expressway.

The work involves destruction of the three 1938 causeway overpasses (at Prospect Point, Rose Garden and Georgia St.) that formed part of the original Olmstead-inspired Parkway system—the only example of its kind in Western Canada.