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Vimy Park

100 A Avenue, Kaslo, Colombie-Britannique, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2011/07/26

Vimy Park, Kaslo ; Village of Kaslo, 2012
playground and field, Vimy Park 2006
Vimy Park, Kaslo ; Village of Kaslo, 2012
first Maypole Dance, Vimy Park 1923
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Autre nom(s)

Vimy Park
Kaslo Municipal Campground

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Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2012/08/22

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

Vimy Park is a large multi-purpose recreation area including a daycare, the Kaslo maypole, a large gazebo, a campground, baseball diamond, and treed park grounds. The park is situated at the eastern end of Kaslo, British Columbia, close to Kootenay Lake.

Valeur patrimoniale

Vimy Park is valued because it is a mainstay for recreational and social activities, both past and present, within the community of Kaslo. There is significant value in the cultural tradition of celebrating the Maypole dance during Victoria Day weekend celebrations (May Days), which dates back to 1923 and has continued annually in Vimy Park since 1945. The park also hosts entertainment and sporting events that contribute to the ongoing heritage of community traditions.

Opened in 1924 with impressive ceremony by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Byng, Vimy Park is valued as a symbol of gratitude to honour members of the community who served their country in the 54th Kootenay Battalion at Vimy Ridge, France, during the First World War.

The park also has great value for its views of Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges, its grass fields and its many fine mature trees. Located in the northwest part of the park is the distinctive Camperdown Elm (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'). With its elegant presence, this historic tree reflects the perseverance and strength of the community. It was originally brought to Kaslo in 1898 and was planted in its current location in 1940.

Vimy Park is also valued because it provides a safe and quiet setting for a children's centre, which is situated near the midpoint of the park. The children attending the daycare have access to the playground and the safe natural surroundings, all conveniently provided within the park grounds.

The campgrounds and picnic tables are notable contributors to the value of Vimy Park as they provide tourists and locals with a close connection to nature at the heart of the park.

Source: Village of Kaslo

Éléments caractéristiques

Key elements that define the heritage character of Vimy Park include its:
-Vimy Ridge Memorial Plaque placed on a large boulder at the edge of the corner of the maypole area
-Camperdown elm (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii')
-all trees throughout the park including willows and maples
-park grounds, baseball diamond, and playground
-gazebo, which hosts music events and theatre
-children's centre
-maypole which is used for the May Days celebrations
-campgrounds and picnic areas including tables and benches
-panoramic view of Purcell and Selkirk mountains and Kootenay Lake




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (C.-B.)

Loi habilitante

Local Government Act, art.954

Type de reconnaissance

Répertoire du patrimoine communautaire

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1898/01/01 à 1898/01/01
1945/01/01 à 1945/01/01
1940/01/01 à 1940/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
Les arts et l'enseignement
Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
La philosophie et la spiritualité
Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
Les sports et les loisirs
Établir une vie sociale et communautaire
L'éducation et le bien-être de la société

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Centre touristique
Élément naturel
Centre ou terrain de sports
Monument commémoratif
Accessoire de parc


Espace communautaire

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Village of Kaslo Office

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