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Old Hastings Mill Store Museum

High on a bluff overlooking English Bay in stoney Point Grey is the city’s most unique historical museum. Its Vancouver’s oldest building, circa 1865, built at the birth of British Columbia’s great lumber industry. Part of the first sawmill complex on the south shore of Burrard inlet, Hastings Mill, it was the nucleus around which the city grew. The rustic cedar-slab, pioneer store was saved from demolition on the waterfront east of Gastown and barged to its current site, to much public fanfare in 1930. Renovated under the watchful eye of the city’s oldest female historical society, the Native Daughters of British Columbia, the Hastings mill Store was resurrected as a museum and lodge in the heyday of secret societies. The group continues to own and operate it today much the same way as they have done for more than 80 years.

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