Stanley Park 125 Celebrations


Stanley Park Postcard - Scene in Stanley Park near Vancouver BC 1908This weekend, Vancouver celebrates the 125th anniversary of the opening of Stanley Park. Numerous events will be held throughout the park, including several historical tours and speaking events. Click here for a full schedule and details.

I was very pleased to be invited to speak in the park on Sunday, August 25 at 3pm in the Pavilion dining room. This Sunday I will be discussing the environmental history of Stanley Park and my new book, Inventing Stanley Park.

Earlier this week, I was interviewed for a couple of Vancouver Sun articles. Tracy Sherlock interviewed me about Inventing Stanley Park and John Mackie and I discussed some of the human modifications of the park over the twentieth century.

Tracy Sherlock, “Stanley Park: Looking Back at Our Favourite Park” Vancouver Sun, 19 August 2013

John Mackie, “Stanley Park, The Natural Wonder of Vancouver, Was Shaped By Humans” Vancouver Sun, 17 August 2013

Vancouver Magazine also published a lengthy excerpt from my book in the latest issue.

Sean Kheraj, “The Man-Made History of Stanley Park” Vancouver Magazine, 20 August 2013

If you would like to hear what I had to say about the history of Stanley Park on CBC Radio One’s BC Almanac this week, you can catch the show here.

Finally, I wrote a brief article on the political influence of Stanley Park on the development of Vancouver for Globe and Mail here.

Sean Kheraj, “On its 125th Anniversary, Reflections on the Lasting Power of Stanley Park” Globe and Mail, 24 August 2013

It is sure to be a fun weekend of Stanley Park celebrations and I am glad to see so much interest and attention on the history of Stanley Park. This is obviously a subject that has captured my attention for many years and I am eager to share my research with others.

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