Nuclear Weapons Free Zone | Signage | In the early 1980s, Vancouver City Council declared the city a “Nuclear Weapons Free Zone” after intense public pressure. Signs were put up at entrance points to the city, often to the amusement/surprise of visitors. Unfortunately, at some point during the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the city stopped replacing the signs. The last one we remember seeing was on a pole on the south side of West Georgia St. between the Stanley Park causeway and Denman (image: Iwona Kellie).
Usage | “So if the signs are gone, does that mean Vancouver is still a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone?”