Stanley Park

Inventing Stanley Park Now Available

After toiling on this project for an embarrassing number of years, I am very pleased to announce that my first book has now been published and it is available for purchase here and for download as an e-book on the Google Play bookstore. Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History is […]

New Special Journal Issue on Non-National Parks in Canada and Abroad

The journal Environment and History has recently published a special issue on non-national parks in Canada and abroad. The issue includes two articles on parks in British Columbia, an article on French regional parks, and an article on parks in Portugal. The editors of the issue also provide an extended […]

Stanley Park on Today in Canadian History

122 years ago, Vancouver’s Stanley Park officially opened to the public. I joined Joe Burima in studio at CJSW 90.9fm to discuss this day in Canadian history: [audio:] Today in Canadian History, 27 September 2010 Toward the end of our interview, Joe asked me about last summer’s controversy over a […]

State of the Park: Report on the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park

The Stanley Park Ecological Society (SPES) has released its 2010 State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park. This project emerged following the 2006-07 windstorms. As the Park Board and other community stakeholders began to sort out how to respond to the freshly wind-torn landscape, they […]

The Simpsons in Stanley Park

A couple of weeks ago, The Simpsons aired their episode about the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Although they didn’t mention it by name, Bart and Lisa visited Stanley Park! You can clearly see the Lord Stanley statue which stands near the Coal Harbour entrance and some of the totem poles […]

Kheraj Speaking at City of Vancouver Archives Fundraiser

If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm, I hope you might find your way to the Joyce Walley Learning Centre at the Vancouver Museum for the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives Fundraiser. I will be speaking at this event about my research on the […]

The Origins of Forest Management in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Last year, I published an article in BC Studies on the origins of forest management policy for Vancouver’s Stanley Park titled “Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888-1931”. This article is based on research from my dissertation on the environmental history of Stanley Park. As a result of the threat […]