TIME TRAVELLER: the Lonsdale subway

Did you know that North Vancouver has had a subway since 1929?

Originally known as the Lonsdale Avenue Subway (or the Esplanade Subway) the subway is actually a 1,585-foot railway tunnel, built in the late 1920s to link two railways.

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The tunnel runs from St. Georges to Chesterfield and connected the Terminal Railway to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (later BC Rail, then CN Rail).

The Time Traveller feature offers a weekly glimpse into the North Shore's past, courtesy of North Vancouver Museum and Archives.


Want to know more about the history of the North Shore? Visit nvma.ca or drop into the Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Rd. in Lynn Valley.



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