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Take A Look At These Vintage Photos Of The Stanley Park Seawall

Stanley Park Seawall

Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

One of Vancouver’s most iconic places to visit is Stanley Park. It’s also about one-fifth larger than New York City’s famous Central Park. The Stanley Park Seawall is definitely the heart of the city, and for good reason.

The seawall’s construction originally began in 1917, which was mostly overseen by the Vancouver Park Board’s stone mason James Cunningham. There’s even a plaque commemorating Cunningham above the seawall at Siwash Rock.

They announced the loop around the park as complete on September 21, 1980. Since then, the seawall has expanded outside of Stanley Park. Two areas near Second Beach and Sunset Beach were updated to address concerns of erosion in 2010. The seawall was built with deep foundations and with the renewed surfacing, it is meant to stand the test of time.

Check out these vintage photos of Stanley Park’s seawall area to see how it’s evolved over the years.

Vintage Photos Of The Stanley Park Seawall

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1910

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

1920

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

1930s

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives
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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

1970s

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

Stanley Park Seawall Today

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Photo: Lisa Nixon / 604 Now Flickr Pool

For more vintage photos of Vancouver, check out how the skyline has changed over the decades, or these retro shots from the iconic Expo 86.

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