‘Holy Retreat’ or ‘Practical Breathing Spot’?: Class Perceptions of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1910–1913

  title={‘Holy Retreat’ or ‘Practical Breathing Spot’?: Class Perceptions of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1910–1913},
  author={Robert A. McDonald},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={127 - 153}
  • R. McDonald
  • Published 1 June 1984
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
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