Brownsville Park and Sandbar
Explore the city park and learn about its history as a ferry dock area.
Heritage Area: South Westminster
Site #: 223
Location:1100 Block of Portage Road
Registered: January 12, 2004
Significance: Historical, Cultural
Description: The first regular crossing of the Fraser River was in 1882 via the steam ferry, "K de K", which transported wagons and passengers from the "Browns Landing" or Brownsville, at what is now the foot of Old Yale Road, to New Westminster. Lands in the vicinity of this historic ferry dock are a popular fishing area and is now a City Park.