If you take the Expo or Millennium SkyTrain lines, most of your travel is above the city, which gives you the chance to admire the beautiful landscapes of Vancouver. However, when the SkyTrain arrives downtown, passing by the Stadium–Chinatown Station, you can’t see anything else, right? You’re in a tunnel. But what does it have to do with the history of Yaletown?
With the development of the railway and the main Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) line completed from Craigellachie to Vancouver in the 1880s, the equipment and repair shops existing in Yale, a small village in the Fraser Canyon, were transferred to Vancouver to be resituated—and expanded—in Yaletown. The trains coming from the east arrived near Gastown, where Waterfront Station—used in the past as the third CPR station—is currently located.