EVENING LECTURES AT HYCROFT: What a Mess: False Creek, the Industrial Waterway

Oct 24
7:30pm — 9:30pm
This event is:
Public

Admission Fee:
$15 or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid Student ID

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About the event

It’s hard to imagine from today’s perspective that False Creek was once the centre of industrial activity for the city. From the beginning of non-native settlement the waterway became the home to sawmills, shipyards and other heavy industry. This emerging industry destroyed the fishery and displaced the seasonal and permanent settlements along the shoreline that had sustained local First Nations for centuries. This talk with author and historian, John Atkin, will explore the history of industrial development and the Creek’s more recent transformation.

Location: University Women’s Club at Hycroft

1489 McRae Ave