Oil Spills and Vancouver's Stanley Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (All day)

A report on the consequences of oil tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet

Vancouver's Stanley Park is one of the largest, most ecologically diverse urban parks on the planet. A rare gem situated at the heart of one of Canada's major cities, the 1,000-acre park is home to huge trees, wildlife, stunning beaches, and a gorgeous seawall—making it a must-see attraction for every Vancouver visitor. The area has already suffered heavy environmental damage due to increased industrial activity, but an oil spill in the region would absolutely devastate the park and its delicate marine ecosystem.

This new report, written for the Wilderness Committee by author and environmentalist Rex Weyler, addresses the potential threats to Stanley Park if an oil tanker accident were to occur. Citing extensive research conducted by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, the report gives readers some insight into the diverse—and delicate—ecosystems that rely on the park, demonstrating what would be at stake in the event of a spill.

Read the full report...