Alberni Street

Alberni Street runs between Robson Street and Georgia Street, from Burrard Street to the foot of Chilco Street near Lost Lagoon.

Source of name

This is one of the streets that Lauchlan Hamilton named after features on a Pacific Coast admiralty chart. Alberni Street was named after the Alberni Canal on the west coast of Vancouver Island: Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 4; Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, p. 95.

Alberni Canal was named after Don Pedro de Alberni [Wikipedia article: Pedro de Alberni], who was with Francisco de Eliza’s expedition to Nootka Sound in 1790. [Wikipedia article: Francisco de Eliza].

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