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 !