Monday, September 01, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
There are information panels, boardwalks, benches, bathrooms, and playing fields. McDonald Beach Park on Sea Island can be seen directly across the Fraser. Yes, apparently YVR airport has a nice beach!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
We were planning on trying out the restaurant in the still standing 1931 prison gatehouse (directly across the street from the Coal House), but it recently closed. The 1878 Goal Block and Boot Hill cemetery also remain, surrounded by condos.
Fun fact: Sapperton was the location of the barracks and other housing for the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, who were known as "sappers", hence the name. A sap is a trench (French "sappe" derived from the archaic word for spade).