Vancouver Centennial Plaque #6 – BC Electric Depot


1210 Seymour Street (Seymour & Davie)


On northwest wall of Royal Vape, soon to be social housing





On this site stood the ticket office and waiting room of the B.C. Electric Railway. Passengers could catch city streetcars or take the Lulu Island Interurban Line, which went via Marpole to Brighouse Racetrack and Steveston.”

Credit: Vancouver Centennial Commission, Historic Plaque Program – list and documentation plaques 1-49 (June 18, 1986). Courtesy of Vancouver Archives

You can read more about the BC Electric Railway in plaque #5, but this one commemorates the (slightly less grand) Davie Interurban station. I’m a big fan of that fancy sign.

More importantly, yay, the first plaque that’s still up!


This site is going to be turned into a social housing development, with 112 residential units in a nine-storey building, plus retail and restaurant space on the street. I just hope the developer saves the plaque before the current building gets demolished! Off to write an email to New Commons Development.

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