Government of Canada recognizes the National Historic Significance of Tugboats of Canada’s West Coast

Media advisory

May 25, 2018               Vancouver, British Columbia                 Parks Canada

Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will take part in a plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate the Tugboats of Canada’s West Coast as an event of national historic significance. The ceremony will be followed by a tugboat parade. 

Since the mid-19th century, tugboats have been crucial to the development of the main industries of British Columbia, particularly forestry, mining, and fishing.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:               May 27th, 2018

Ceremony starts at 1:00 p.m.

Location:         Granville Island Ferry Dock
                         Intersection of Duranleau St. and Johnston St.
                         Vancouver, BC


Information and RSVP: 

Laura Judson
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Coastal BC Field Unit

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