Friday, 6 July 2012
British Columbia Sugar Refinery Vancouver's Oldest Industrial Site
Trains roll by on a continual basis, going back and forth along the old CPR rail tracks. Fenced in and locked on Vancouver Port Land, British Columbia Sugar Refinery, Vancouver's oldest industrial site dating back to the 1890's includes the ancient brick warehouse and many smaller buildings. The Sugar Refinery sits on 13.5 acres and has 20 buildings including some Art Deco ones built in the 1940-50's. Most of these buildings are not visible from the street, hidden behind the brick structure.
BC Refinery is still in operation and produces between 100,000 and 120,000 metric tonnes of sugar annually.