604-222-9824 / Box 172-3456 Dunbar Street, Vancouver BC V6S 2C5

“A little Dunbar underground stream comes to life again !

This little underground stream was once the aquifer water source for the Convent of the Sacred Heart , now Saint Georges Junior School ! The stream was once visible in the late 1800 , coming out of the ground  at its underground source , near the north east side of the Old Convent property !  Before Dunbar received City of Vancouver water ,  wells were dug and this little stream , Lets give this bubbling and dancing through the Ferns stream , a long deserved name ” I love to call it “The Sacred Heart Stream”   !

As years passed by the stream cutting through a forest of the  last big Douglas Fir trees and Meadows of Ferns , just became a trickle and then the trickle seemed to stop and only damp spots near the west side of Wallace could be seen in the 1930ies  !  This is the location where “The Sacred Heart Stream” joined into the bigger “Lake at the Head Creek ”  You say this  is all past history  ,all gone now , no it has not  !  A new home is being built on the west side of Wallace Street , between 27ave and 29ave and in the excavation hole the Sacred Heart stream is back , looking at the sun once again, even if it is only for just a little while !  Take a picture down deep in the excavation , it will be the very last look at Dunbar’s ” Sacred Heart Stream” for it will be going all dark once again and very soon  !

2017-03-30T00:26:09+00:00