For the village on Vancouver Island, see Coal Harbour, British Columbia
. Metro Vancouver, legally the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is the inter-municipal body or regional district, charged with certain aspects Coal Harbour in northern Vancouver Island is named after a small and unsuccessful local coal mine that was founded in 1883.
Coal Harbour is the name for a section of Burrard Inlet lying between Vancouver, Canada's downtown peninsula and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. For other places with the same name see Burrard. Burrard Inlet is a relatively shallow-sided coastal Fjord in southwestern British Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Stanley Park is a 4049 hectare (1000 acre Urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is also in recent years the name of the neighbourhood adjacent to its southern shoreline, which was redeveloped as an upscale high-rise condominium district in the 1990s.
The harbour is bounded by the Financial District to the south and Stanley Park to the north. To the east is Deadman's Island, the site of the naval station/museum HMCS Discovery, where the harbour opens up to the Burrard Inlet. Deadman's Island is a 38 ha island to the south of Stanley Park in Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia. HMCS Discovery is a Canadian Forces Naval Reserve division based in Vancouver British Columbia. The discovery of coal in the harbour in 1862 inspired the name. Within the harbour is a floating gas station for marine vessels. A filling station, fueling station, gas station, service station, petrol station, or gasbar, Retail Outlet
Coal Harbour is home to Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome, located a few blocks from Canada Place. Vancouver Harbour Water Airport or Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base,, is located at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Place is a building situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Coal Harbour residential skyscrapers (on the right) from Stanley Park
, with the financial district (on the left) and the rest of Downtown Vancouver in the background
Deadman's Island in Coal Harbour
Notable inhabitants and developments in Coal Harbour's past include:
- Sḵwxwú7mesh settlements, notably on Deadman's Island, Brockton Point and Lumberman's Arch. Stanley Park is a 4049 hectare (1000 acre Urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (sqʷχʷúʔməʃ or Squamish are an indigenous people of southwestern British Columbia, a part of the Salishan-speaking
- In 1862 minor exploration began of the visible coal seams on the flank of the bluff overlooking the harbour, first noted by Captain Vancouver. Captain George Vancouver This bluff was approximately where most of West Hastings Street is today. The coal was low-grade, but its occurrence in clays similar to porcelain-making clays of the English Midlands led to the staking of what is known as the Brickmaker's Claim by the Three Greenhorns. The Brickmaker's Claim is now the West End. The West End of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada is on the downtown peninsula neighbouring Stanley Park and the areas of Yaletown, Coal No clay was ever mined nor porcelain ever made, but one of the Greenhorns was the developer of the clay mine and brickworks at Clayburn on Sumas Mountain near Abbotsford. Clayburn is a small historic village located in the eastern Fraser Valley, British Columbia. Sumas Mountain (aka American Sumas to distinguish it from an identically-named mountain just north in British Columbia is a Mountain located in Abbotsford ( is a Canadian city in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, adjacent to Metro Vancouver.
- A settlement of Kanakas (Hawaiians) near today's Bayshore Inn and the eastern end of Lost Lagoon was known as the Kanaka Rancherie, or the Cherry Orchard due to its many cherry trees. Vancouver_aerial_lostlagoonjpg|thumb|right|300px|Aerial view of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park showing the dark Lost Lagoon at the lower left The area is now called Devonian Harbourside Park, and memorial cherry trees have been planted there in memory of AIDS victims.
- the Vancouver Boating Club, now Vancouver Rowing Club, from 1887 (originally at the bottom of the bluff at the foot of Howe Street)
- the Pacific Lumber Mill Company in the late 1800s
- The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (their first clubhouse floated in Coal Harbour at the foot of Cardero street in 1903)
- Boeing Canada's Seaplane and Boat Factory beginning in the late 1920s (they purchased the Hoffar-Beeching Shipyard at 1927 West Georgia)
- the Vancouver Shipyards through the 1930s
- the CP Rail Station & CP Steamships passenger terminal/dock
- Harbour Ferries, a tour-boat and water-taxi service, continues to operate from docks in Coal Harbour
- Howard Hughes, who resided in the top two floors of the Bayshore Inn for two years or more in the 1970s
- Trader Vic's, for many years held to be Vancouver's best night-out, was launched in a tiki-style hut next to the Bayshore. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( Howard Robard Hughes Jr (December 24 1905 – April 5 1976 was an American Aviator, Industrialist, Film producer / director, Philanthropist Trader Vic is also the nickname of Wall Street trader Victor Sperandeo.
- HMCS Discovery
- In 1993 Vancouver City Council froze applications for development of the Marathon Realty lands between Canada Place and the Bayshore Hotel. HMCS Discovery is a Canadian Forces Naval Reserve division based in Vancouver British Columbia. The company was required to reach an agreement with The First Narrows Floating Co-op, representing floating home and live-aboard boat residents in pre existing marinas, for their inclusion in the redevelopment of the waterfront. Negotiations concluded with the guarantee of space for residents in Coal Harbour Marina on extended leases. 
The neighbourhood is bounded to the southeast by Burrard Street, to the southwest by West Georgia and Pender Streets, and to the northwest by Stanley Park. Burrard Street is a major thoroughfare in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The northwestern section features parkland, private marinas, and several rowing and boating clubs. For other uses of this word see Marina (disambiguation. A marina is a sheltered Harbor where Boats and Yachts GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004 Towards the Financial District in the southeast, and across Georgia Street, the neighbourhood is dominated by high-rise office and apartment buildings. A high-rise is a tall Building or structure Normally the function of the building is added for example high-rise Apartment building or The six floating homes in Coal Harbour, along with the twelve in False Creek are the only legal floating homes in the city of Vancouver.
- Photo: Vancouver Rowing Club clubhouse and dock in Coal Harbour at the foot of Bute Street approximately 1901
Coordinates: 49°17′35″N 123°07′32″W / 49.29306, -123.12556 A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system.
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