Although the West of Denman area is not that far from the centre of Vancouver, it is far enough that early citizens supported a streetcar system.
The streetcars in the West End eventually included the following lines:
- Georgia Street to the entrance of Stanley Park.
- Davie Street to the beach at English Bay.
- Robson Street to Denman Street
- Denman Street joining the Georgia Street and Robson Street lines to the Davie Street line.
Planning for the streetcar line along Denman Street started in 1898.
The work started in late 1898 and continued in 1899.
Especially after the Denman Street track was finished, the streetcars became a regular part of the West of Denman transportation route.
Even after private automobiles and taxis arrived, the streetcar system was an important part of the local transportation system until buses took over in the 1940s and 1950s.
Brian Kelly and Daniel Francis. Transit in British Columbia: The First Hundred Years; Madeira Park (British Columbia), Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd. 53-1990, pages 16-26.
“The Stanley Park Line: ‘A Brewery at Each End,’” Heather Conn and Henry Ewert, Vancouver’s Glory Years: Public Transit, 1890-1915; North Vancouver, Whitecap Books, 2003, pages 53-55.
“A Streetcar System,” Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley; Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre, 2005, pages 64-65.
“Bring Back the Streetcar!” by Eve Lazarus, April 29, 2017; http://evelazarus.com/bring-back-the-streetcar/.
The Story of Vancouver, Chapter 4, Moving Goods and People and the Development of Neighbourhoods; Vancouver as a port city; http://www.vancouver-historical-society.ca/blog/introduction/iv-moving-goods-and-people-and-the-development-of-neighbourhoods/.
Vancouver Transit: The Era of Street Cars, June 18, 2013, By Vancouver Heritage Foundation; http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2013/06/18/vancouver-transit-the-era-of-street-cars1/.
Trolleybuses in Vancouver – A Brief History; http://www.sfu.ca/person/dearmond/set/Trans_Web/M3/Vancouver%20Folder/VanHist1.html.
History of Vancouver: Streetcars, Granville Bridge, South Granville Neighbourhood; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHVHG2VhZc.
All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems, by David A. Wyatt; Vancouver, British Columbia; https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/vancouver-bc.html.