That's also the same reason English Bay got its name.
Note however, that the Bay is bigger than the Banks and there are a ton more streets in Vancouver named after the British.
Just over one year ago, a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, triggering one of the most destructive tsunamis in a thousand years.
The Japanese—the most earthquake-prepared, seismically savvy people on the planet—were caught off-guard by the Tohoku quake’s savage power. Now scientists are calling attention to a dangerous area on the opposite side of the Ring of Fire, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs parallel to the Pacific coast of North America, from northern California to Vancouver Island.
It can be seen in Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods dating back as far as the 1890s.
More recently infills have shown potential to be a positive tool in heritage conservation.
This tectonic time bomb is alarmingly similar to Tohoku, capable of generating a megathrust earthquake at or above magnitude 9, and about as close to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver as the Tohoku fault is to Japan’s coast.
VHF will not be presenting fall house tours in 2017, for our full statement, click here.We are continually searching for great examples of heritage or character, mid-century modern design, sympathetic lane homes behind heritage homes, or renovated Vancouver Specials to open on our tours.If you’d like to know more, or have your home considered for inclusion on a future tour, contact us 6 or by Laneway housing is not a new idea in Vancouver.According to the book Cruel and Unusual Idiots: Chronicles of Meanness and Stupidity, a former girlfriend of Angela told a reporter: 'Ang had soft hands, but she spit like a guy.The whole time you were talking to her, she'd have her hands in her pockets, playing with herself like she was a guy.'Angela exercised 'food control' on Elizabeth, who was whipped with a horse crop, and beaten for 'not answering questions quickly enough, not cooking supper fast enough, not sitting upstraight and not acting like a lady,' Crown Attorney Paul Bailey said during the investigation.They seemed to be quite satisfied with the beaches teeming with seafood-they named English Bay “Ayyulshun,” which means 'soft under feet'. Not to mention that nearby is the mouth of a big river emptying into a vast ocean where big, fat, silvery salmon swam by six months out of every year.