History of Our Wood

WRTC has recently acquired wood from the demolition of Albion Fisheries Ltd., the largest seafood company in Western Canada. If you've dined at any profiled restaurant, shopped at a supermarket, or busy seafood markets of Vancouver you have likely enjoyed products from Albion Fisheries.

The site will now be home to New Mountain Equipment Coop a retailer for active/outdoor wear and equipment.


WRTC recently received wood from the Coulter Berry project. Coulter Berry dismantled and recycled an old hardware store to make room for a LEED Gold certified building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is responsible for providing building owners and operators the tools they need to design, construct, and operate high performance green buildings. 

For more information on the Coulter Berry project please check out their blog here.





The Fraser Arms Hotel, at 1450 Southwest Marine Drive in the Marpole area of Vancouver underwent a major renovation in 2012.  The hotel operated for 50 years as a hotel, restaurant, sports pub, nightclub, coffee shop, liquor store, and strip club.  It was the site of the first 6-alarm fire in the history of Vancouver (April 24, 1988).  In 1991, the Musqueam Indian Band purchased the property located in South Vancouver to prevent renovations to the building that could disturb the land the building sits on, which is part of the the Marpole Midden, (first uncovered in 1884 by a construction crew).  The Fraser Arms Hotel strip club closed Jan 30, 2004, reinventing itself as a sports bar.  The bar closed permanently in 2011, and after a $2-million dollar renovation, the property has been renamed Luminaire Plaza with only the hotel's liquor store carrying on as Value On Liquor Store. A lot of high quality timber came to our yard as a result of the renovation!

The Fraser Arms just prior to the renovations in 2011.

The Yarrow Elementary School came down a little while ago...

So, here is the wood arriving in our yard:

And here's a short article with some information on the demolition from the Chilliwack Times:




When they renovated BC Place, they used a lot of 12x12 timbers in the process... We got about 100,000BF of wood when the project was over!

(Photo By Garry Brazzill - howdee.net)

These timbers are younger wood than most that we deal with, but they would be perfect for crane mats or swamp pads... no nails or rot.


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