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Gibson Creek and Gibby's Field - Vancouver

Jane's Walk

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

Gibson Creek and Gibby's Field - Vancouver

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Gibby's FieldTour Description

Tour Host: Dan Fass

This tour traces Gibson Creek along its old course.  Gibson Creek was a major creek in the old China Creek system.  It ran north-south through the middle of Kensington-Cedar Cottage (KCC), from 41st Avenue and Kensington Community Centre, and became part of China Creek whose mouth was not far from VCC-Clark SkyTrain station.  

The tour goes by the original Cedar Cottage, a nursery and market gardens, and brewery (1901) – all dependent on Gibson Creek. The tour follows Gibson Creek as it crossed under Kingsway and Knight, flowed across the old farm of Moses Gibson (who gave his name to Gibson Creek and “Gibby's Field”), past Tyee Elementary School and through Gibby's Field where Gibson Creek was joined by Davey Creek.  Gibby's Field is on three city lots which have never been developed and contains an original piece of creek bed. The tour continues past the site of an old mink farm and Clark Park, to Cedar Cottage Park.  Much of the land along the lower reaches of the Gibson Creek and China Creek has been used for non-market purposes: a school, churches, non-market housing, parks, and a community college.

Tour Host Bio

Dan Fass is part of the Gibby's Field subcommittee, a citizen's group affiliated with the Kensington-Cedar Cottage CityPlan Committee, which is seeking to preserve Gibby's Field as a community greenspace.  Dan has produced a 32-page historical booklet about Gibson Creek that is available as a PDF at

Special Instructions

Grassy parts, please wear appropriate footwear.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

More Information and Other Walks

Please visit the Think City website.

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When & Where

Registrants will be notified of starting location by email.

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Jane's Walk is held simultaneously in cities across Canada and other countries around the world. Inspired by Jane Jacob's and her belief that in order to know your city "you have to get out and walk," Jane's Walk is a simple idea. It is free, it connects people and builds communities by promoting urban literacy and citizen engagement.

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