Travels Through East Vancouver

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At the corner of Hastings and Kamloops

In Gardens, History, Photographs on January 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Two shots of a three-block series on the corner of Hastings and Kamloops which document the not-so-distant past of a neighbourhood that creeks flowed through and where people kept bees as part of their backyard agriculture. Continued work around the Hastings Park Conservancy and guidelines adopted to re-allow urban beekeeping in Vancouver in 2005 are part of bringing back to life the natural features that helped make Hastings-Sunrise such a liveable part of the city. Although the Hastings corridor itself is a tad shabby in spots, the surrounding neighbourhood is full of beautiful and productive gardens, fruit trees, and the occasional coop of illegal chickens.