Haro Street

Haro Street runs between Robson Street and Barclay Street, from Burrard Street to the edge of Stanley Park.

Source of name

Haro Street gets its name from Haro Strait, which is on the east coast of the southern part of Vancouver Island. This is one of the streets that Lauchlan Hamilton named after features on a Pacific Coast admiralty chart.

Haro Strait was named in 1790 by Sub-Lieutenant Manuel Quimper, commander of the Princesa Real, in honor of his first mate, Gonzalo López de Haro.

 

Sources

Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, page 53.

John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names: Their Origin and History, p. 231.

Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, page 91.

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