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PEACE ARCH PARK
Highway 99
Surrey, BC

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The Peace Arch stands as a symbol of enduring friendship between Canada and the U.S.A. Construction was started in 1919. Completed in 1921 as the world's first peace arch. The Arch was conceived by an American, Samuel Hill. It was built to celebrate 100 years of peace (1814 - 1914) between The rolling green lawns of Peace Arch Park. Click the image for a larger view. Photograph courtesy Allan Taylor. Many more Fraser Valley pictures may be found at Greater Vancouver Parks. Canada and the U.S.A., after the treaty of Ghent in 1814. It also commemorates the Rush-Bagot Agreement, by which the line from the Bay of Fundy to the Strait of Juan De Fuca has been ungarrissoned since 1817. The arch was built by workmen from both sides, who laboured to complete a monument that would last forever. The arch, facing north and south, half in each country, is built along classic Greek-Doric design and rises to a height of 67 feet. It is surrounded by grass and the well-kept flower gardens of Peace Arch Park.

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