The Vancouver Aids Memorial is a memorial to those in Vancouver who died from AIDS.
The monument has the names of thoses who died from AIDS right in the metal panes of the memorial. It is intended that the metal will slowly rust away.
There are some large stones on which you can sit to reflect on those lost to the AIDS epidemic.
Many people put flowers in to names and spaces in the memorial to remember loved ones.
The memorial is in a tranquil spot overlooking English Bay.
There is another AIDS memorial in Vancouver that predated this one. It was a planted tree that was kept secret until recently because of the stigma around AIDS. It is the first known AIDS memorial.
Following are photos of the different panels that comprise the memorial.
The Vancouver AIDS Memorial is located just off of the English Bay Seawall on English Bay in Vancouver. It is located approximately in the 1300 block of Beach Ave.
All parking anywhere near English Bay is pay parking, i.e. There is NO FREE PARKING near English Bay. There are a couple of parking lots right on English Bay along Beach Avenue between Bute street and Denman St. There is very limited 2 hour parking on some streets in the West End neighbourhood which is next to English Bay.