Event: Geology of buildings and monuments in Vancouver

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:00 to 15:00
Event Description: 

Wednesday January 24th 2017

Geology of some buildings and monuments in downtown Vancouver.
A free public event for Nature Vancouver.

Trip leader: David Cook
Meeting time: Noon.
Meeting location: Will be revealed on registration.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Difficulty rating: A (easy walking)
Terrain: Street walking.
Elevation gain: Insignificant.

Event description: We will examine the exterior and interior of a number of buildings in downtown Vancouver to look at the various natural building stones used in construction and decoration. The provenance, composition (some contain fossils) and suitability of these materials will be explained. We will note how their use has changed over time according to availability, cost, custom and durability of materials used. This will also be an opportunity to learn about masonry terminology, the history of the buildings and their architecture.

Registration: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com to register and receive details as to the meeting location.

Non-members are welcome but for liability reasons are limited to 3 field trips.