On our way south down Shaughnessy Street we pass two murals on either side of Elgin Avenue. Cross if you would like a closer look, then keep heading south on the east side of Shaughnessy.
|Address||Shaughnessy Street and Elgin Avenue|
|Colour on Map||Burgundy|
|# of Art Pieces||2|
CPR and Westminster Junction
Location: Eastern corner of Shaughnessy and Elgin, on “Mostly Music’s” wall.
Artist: Tammy Pilon and community volunteers
This mural commemorates the importance of the Canadian Pacific Railway. PoCo owes much of its growth, prosperity, and industry to the CPR station, Westminster Junction, built here in 1885. Westminster Junction Station itself was an active and important part of the community. It burnt down in the 1960s.
The Span of Time
Location: Shaughnessy and Elgin, West side.
Title: The Span of Time
Artist: BIA, Brandy Warluck, with help from Carol Ham and Adrian Hrytzak
This mural commemorates Port Coquitlam and BC’s history from the 1860s onwards. It includes depictions of Indigenous peoples, early settlers, river bridges, Chief Williams, and the West Coast Express Train.