True or False Creek Walking Game-3.7km
Welcome to True or False Creek game focusing on promoting an understanding of sustainability. Follow the blue signs to Science World or False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf.
There are 6 questions in total: ♥★♦■●▲ Be a sustainability detective; try to find them all!
Concept and design by Alexa Bailey. Thanks to the participating community groups who provided questions and answers, and support. Thanks also to organizations who act as stations for the Walk, posting our signage.
♥ Vancouver had over 50 salmon-bearing creeks, many connected to False Creek.
Many of these creeks are gone. – Some call them the lost creeks of Vancouver.
Do you know of any of these creeks: Spanish Banks Creek, St George Creek, Beaver Creek, Musqueam Creek, Still Creek, or Tatlow Creek? They are among the few that still exist today!
Can you find any of them on this map of the old streams?
Take Time To Look – Where have lost creeks gone?
What clues do you see on False Creek’s shorelines?
The familiar buildings, roads, and even signage for a mill along with the old railroad that used to deliver goods – these formed parts of Vancouver’s early stages of “urban growth”. But that growth had a negative effect on salmon streams. As a result of urban development many streams were covered or filled in. https://fraserstreetstories.ca/lost-streams-of-vancouver/
What efforts are out there to help support the creeks and salmon? Here are a few examples:
- A program, Salmon Safe, gives urban developers and agricultural producers guidance on how they can protect salmon habitat. Businesses that sign up commit to a screening process to receive a certification. https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/water_salmon-safe.html
- There are so many stories that can inform and inspire us. Uninterrupted is a film that tells the story of the sockeye salmon journey, https://uninterrupted.ca/discover-salmon/cities/
- The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation provide advice and volunteer opportunities related to stream restoration and monitoring http://www.pskf.ca/index.php. There is also a Still Creek Streamkeepers group that stewards Still Creek in East Vancouver https://stillmoonarts.ca/stewardship/streamkeepers/
Clue for Next Question:
Find the Creekside Community Centre, scan the QR code then walk to the closest rail to look out at False Creek.