All about Victoria-Fraserview
Victoria-Fraserview was starting to be populated early in the City of Vancouver’s development, yet there is very few historic buildings left in the area. Victoria-Fraserview remains a uniquely diverse area with most of the residents being of Punjabi dissent. The area has quite of bit of forestry, especially in the south that remains undeveloped along the Fraser River. Victoria-Fraserview is also considered one of the areas of early settlement compared to other neighborhoods of Greater Vancouver.
History of Victoria-Fraserview
Musqueam First Nations considered the southeast area of Victoria-Fraserview along the Fraser River to be the site of a very important village and number of trails that leading to settlements in New Westminster. In 1860, the Europeans had began to settle in the area and in 1875, a wagon road was constructed on what is now Fraser Street. This opened the forested area to vast acres of land for new homesettlers. Victoria-Fraserview attracted several farmers who cleared the forestry for land and the area became part of the City of Vancouver in 1929.
Most of the development in Victoria-Fraserview happened in the 1940’s despite protests from the current residents of the area. More land was cleared for veterans returning overseas from World War II. The floodplain along the shore of Fraser River was becoming a popular destination for small vegetable farms but was eventually taken over with industrial land. In the 1980’s the industrial land was beginning to be replaced with residential properties.
Geography of Victoria-Fraserview
Victoria-Fraserview is a large slope that runs north from the Fraser River. The area stretches from the Fraser River to the south, East 41st Ave to the north, Knight Street to the west and Elliot Street to the east.