Pauline Johnson Memorial in Stanley Park


Saturday, April 5th, 2008 — 5:00pm PST
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During one of our most recent treks through a muddy Stanley Park we finally made it over to the Pauline Johnson memorial. [See: The Lions – The Two Sisters, Pauline Johnson Opera]

At the entance to the Sequoia Grill parking lot

Important woman in Vancouver historyStill standing

Hidden monument

Important woman in Vancouver history

You can find the memorial between The Teahouse and Third Beach, just off the side of Stanley Park Drive.

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9 comments

  1. expatraveler says:

    It’s amazing what you don’t know when you don’t visit the park often enough!

  2. I love this memorial. The elementary school I went to was called Pauline Johnson so I always knew about it growing up. She’s buried there, isn’t she?

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  6. Tim wolfman Renshaw says:

    although Pauline Johnson was buried in her favorite place stanley Park .She did not wish a monument be placed .The monument however is a reminder of pauline and her accomplishments, And her connection to the park. My daughter just did a school assignement on a famous canadian .She chose pauline Johnson Because of he first nation heritage .She ended her assignment with pauline quote : MY Aim ,My joy,My pride ,is to sing the glories of my own people

  7. Tim wolfman Renshaw says:

    although Pauline Johnson was buried in her favorite place stanley Park .She did not wish a monument be placed .The monument however is a reminder of pauline and her accomplishments, And her connection to the park. My daughter just did a school assignement on a famous canadian .She chose pauline Johnson Because of her first nation heritage .She ended her assignment with pauline quote : MY Aim ,My joy,My pride ,is to sing the glories of my own people

  8. PAULINE JOHNSON says:

    I FIRST VISITED THE MONUMENT IN 1973 AND MY FATHER TOOK A PICTURE OF ME, E. PAULINE JOHNSTON BESIDE IT. ALL THROUGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OFTEN ASKED IF I WAS RELATED! GOT MARRIED IN 1981 AND MY NAME CHANGED TO JOHNSON!! SO IT WAS APPROPRIATE WHEN VISITING IN DEC/09 THAT MY HUSBAND PHOTOGRAPHED ME ONCE AGAIN WITH THE MONUMENT! HAD DIFFICULTY LOCATING IT IN STANLEY PARK AS IT IS NOT WELL MARKED AND PARK STAFF SEEMED TO BE IN THE DARK ABOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF EMILY PAULINE. TOO BAD.

  9. Mel says:

    Pauline is one my ancestors and I will looking for the monument tomorrow – my very first trip to Vancouver! I know Pauline didn’t want a monument erected, but I’m very happy it’s there for everyone to remember her talent.

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