BC Web Resources on Rivers and Public History

Event Date: Nov 15 2007 – Nov 17 2007
Event Website: –
City: Vancouver, BC
Country: Vancouver

In conjunction with the Confluences Workshop, Jonathan Peyton, a PhD Student in the Department of Geography at UBC has compiled a great set of web resources relating to rivers and public history.

We have created this collection of web resources to allow participants in the Confluences workshop to engage further with public history endeavours which consider the place of rivers in our communities, memories and identities.

This is not a comprehensive list, but, rather, is intended to help further dialogue about how rivers are invoked and portrayed in the public domain. We encourage readers to contact us with additions to the list.

At the moment, the bias is towards local and western Canadian sites. But we would like to expand the coverage.

Vancouver Area

BC Hydro Historic Recreation Areas –http://www.bchydro.com/recreation/mainland/mainland5360.html

Boundary Bay Regional Park
http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/BoundaryBay01.html
http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/parks/BoundaryBay.htm

Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park
http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/StevestonFish03.htmlBunten Lake, Hayward Lake, Jones Lake, Ruskin Lake, Stave Lake

Burns Bog
http://www.burnsbog.org/

Byrne Creek Streamkeepers
http://www.byrnecreek.org/

Camosun Bog
http://www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/CamosunBog/
http://www.pacificparklands.ca/parksprojects/parksprojects.aspx?id=93&r=3&h=17&p=1

Capilano Watershed Tours
http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/capilano.htm

Cleveland Dam and hatchery
http://www.seethenorthshore.com/capilano/capilano.htm
http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/ClevelandDam01.html

Como Watershed Group
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/cwg/

The False Creek Restoration Society (Lost Creek Tour)
http://www.falsecreekwatershed.org/
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/olympicvillage/

Lost Creeks of Vancouver (map)
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/cityplans/stillcreek/lostcreeks.htm

Salmon Stream Project in Stanley Park
http://www.vanaqua.org/conservation/salmonstream/

Spanish Banks Creek restoration project
http://www.urbanstreams.org/creek_spanishbanks.html

Stave Falls Visitor Center –http://www.bchydro.com/recreation/mainland/mainland5361.html

Still Creek Watershed and Enhancement Plan
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/cityplans/stillcreek/index.htm

Steveston
http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/StevestonFish01.html

Stream of Dreams Mural Society
http://www.streamofdreams.org/

Ruskin Dam
http://www.bchydro.com/recreation/mainland/mainland1211.html

British Columbia

Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
http://www.basininstitute.org/home/main/index.html

Fraser Basin Council
http://www.fraserbasin.ca

Fraser Headwaters Alliance
http://www.fraserheadwaters.org/

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC – BC Rivers Day
http://www.orcbc.com/pro_bcriversday.htm

River Recovery – History of BC Dams
http://www.recovery.bcit.ca/history.html

Rivershed Society of BC
http://www.rivershed.com

Salmonopolis
http://www.salmonopolis.ca/salmonopolis/home/soIndex.asp

Virtual Museum – Hydro Development in SE BC –http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hydro/en/intro/

Canada and the United States

Canadian Heritage Rivers System
http://www.chrs.ca/

Center for Columbia River History
http://www.ccrh.org/

EPA American Heritage Rivers
http://www.epa.gov/rivers/

The Hudson River Valley Institute
http://www.hudsonrivervalley.net/

The Mississippi Design Initiative
http://www.riverdesign.umn.edu/river_stories/index.html

The Rio Grande Institute
http://www.riogrande.org/

The River Project
http://www.theriverproject.org/index.html

RiverWeb
http://www.riverwebmuseums.org/

RiverSphere
http://riverweb.org/

http://riversphere.blogspot.com/

Teaching the Hudson River
http://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/

Toronto Lost Rivers Project
http://www.lostrivers.ca/

The Vancouver National Historic Reserve Social History Project, 1999-2005
http://www.ccrh.org/

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