It was Moved, Seconded, and Carried on May 12, 1886 at the first Council meeting of Vancouver that Ottawa be asked told to assist The First Nation people from unscrupulous settlers offering beads and trinkets in exchange for land titles..... like say Kitsilano.
CPR's RoundHouse plans were shifted from Government Reserve to False Creek's Yale Town area of Vancouver.
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Rocky Mountaineer, an operator of a tourist rail service between Vancouver-Whistler-Kamloops-Canadian Rockies-Calgary and back, has a proven passenger track record since its take-over of the BC Rail line from the BC Liberal Government in 2004. CNR freight division has experienced the same feat, with the same deal, but with no tolls being collected at bridges/tunnels, which would have gone to the BC Treasury.
There's a plan afoot to regain those lost tolls by having Rocky Mountaineer taking over the money losing Miniature train loop with the proceeds split four ways: BC Treasury, Rocky Mountaineer, The First Nation people, and the Vancouver Park's Board.
CNR is involved too, for they have long sought to have their own "round table" in Vancouver without cutting one single tree down. CNR proposes to use Stanley Park's Seawall to circumnavigate the headland via Coal Harbour to the First Narrows to English Bay and back to Coal Harbour. Of course this means that pedestrians and cyclists will be banned for 990 years.
|Vancouver Sun - 125th Birthday Vancouver|
Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Stanley Park named best park in the world by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014 (Vancouver Sun)
Rocky Mountaineer Rail Train (one day) TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wall Street Journal:
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