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Cloudy day...

English Bay beach, which was termed 'Ayyulshun' by the Indians meaning 'soft under feet,' was established in 1893 with a few beach shacks built there. The name 'English Bay' commemorates the meeting of the British Captain Vancouver and Spanish captains Valdes and Galiano, in 1792. The beach has always been popular, especially after sand was added in 1898 and people began to build themselves cottages where they would spend their summers. It's hard to imagine that in order to reach the beach in the 1890's, one had to follow trails through the bushes and then, when you arrived, the beach was divided in two by a large rock, men on one side and women on the other!


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