Nelson Street

Nelson Street runs through downtown Vancouver from Beatty Street to the edge of Stanley Park.

Source of name

Lauchlan Hamilton named this street after Hugh Nelson (1830-1893), who was a politician, and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia from 1887 to 1892.

Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 93; Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, p. 71.


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