Jericho Beach

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Downtown Vancouver, seen from Jericho Beach
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Jericho Beach, known originally as iy̓ál̓mexw in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim and ʔəy̓ál̓məxʷ in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓,[1] a Vancouver beach, is located west of the seaside neighbourhood of Kitsilano. It is surrounded by Jericho Beach Park, a grassy area with a pond, which is a picnic destination. Jericho Beach is the home of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association.

Toponymy[edit]

The name Jericho Beach derives from Jeremiah Rogers, who ran a logging camp in the area in the 1860s, either as a corruption of "Jerry's Cove"[2][3] or else as a corruption of his company's name, Jerry & Co.[3]

Jericho Beach[edit]

The beach is home to concessions, soccer and baseball fields, picnic tables, public washrooms, among other amenities like beach volleyball nets. Also, there are lifeguards on duty for beach safety from late May to early September. It is home to the Jericho Works Yard for the Vancouver Parks Board, a youth hostel, the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Jericho Sailing Centre.[4]

Jericho Beach Park[edit]

Jericho Beach Park is a park that is near Jericho Beach. The park includes a pond, a tennis court, and many picnic areas. Along with Locarno Beach Park (which is a park adjacent to Jericho Beach Park), Jericho Beach Park is home to many rabbits and other animals.

Jericho Beach Flying Boat Station[edit]

801 (Vancouver) Wing, Air Force Association of Canada; Air Crew Association (Vancouver Branch); Air Force Officers Association and the British Columbia Veterans Commemorative Association erected an educational monument at the Jericho Beach Flying Boat Station, 1920-1947. Jericho Beach was the first Canadian Air Force and, in 1924, the first Royal Canadian Air Force station in British Columbia.[5] The old headquarters building is now used by 39 Canadian Brigade Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reclaim Campaign". Kwi Awt Stelmexw. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Vancouver Park Board. "Jericho Beach Park". ParkFinder. City of Vancouver. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Vancouver Heritage Foundation (17 February 2014). "Jericho Beach: 1860's onward". Spacing Vancouver. Spacing Magazine. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Vancouver, City of (29 May 2017). "Jericho Beach". vancouver.ca. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jericho Beach Flying Boat Station". National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. National Defence Canada. 2008-04-16. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 49°16′19″N 123°11′31″W / 49.272°N 123.192°W / 49.272; -123.192