The SS Beaver Cairn is unique monument to the shipwreck of the SS Beaver steamship. The Beaver ran aground just below Prospect Point.
The plaque says:
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Here, on 26th July 1888, the steamer Beaver was wrecked. This historic vessel was built for the Hudson's Bay Company at Blackwall, England, in 1825, sailed for this coast immediately and was the pioneer steamship of the Pacific Ocean. The story of the "Beaver" is the story of the early development of the western coast of Canada.
There is a small display about the SS Beaver in the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre in Canada Place at Coal Harbour.
SS Beaver Display in the Vancouver Maritime Museum
There is a large display about the SS Beaver in the Vancouver Maritime Museum at False Creek. It includes parts of the real ship!
There is also a plaque on the seawall where the ship sank (under Prospect Point) that has lots of information about the SS Beaver: SS Beaver Plaque
The SS Beaver Cairn is located at Prospect Point on the north side of Stanley Park. It is next to the Windstorm Monument and the Prospect Point Cafe.
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