Check this old trail map from the 1860’s; also note that Vancouver burned to the ground 20 years later in June 1886.
Note that Hastings, was located at what now is New Brighton Park. A memorial plaque and cedar stump are now what is left of the small townsite .
January 15, 1886 On January 15, 1886 the first issue of The Vancouver Herald appeared, the city’s first newspaper. Note that it bears the name ‘Vancouver’ more than two months before incorporation. One interesting item was an advertisement placed by George Black, proprietor of the Brighton Hotel at Hastings, B.C. That hotel was located at what is now the north foot of Windermere Street.
“This fine and commodious new Hotel,” the ad read, “has been recently completed, and is furnished with every convenience for the comfort of guests. The situation and accommodations are unsurpassed on Burrard Inlet, which has become the most fashionable WATERING-PLACE in British Columbia. The prospect is charming, the sea breezes are invigorating, and the facilities for Boating and Bathing are excellent. Private sitting and dining rooms. Suites of apartments for families or parties.
“The Bar is entirely detached from the main building.
“First-class stabling and feed for horses.
“Buses to and from New Westminster twice a day.”
We think the “buses” referred to are what we would call stagecoaches. The Herald’s last issue would be October 12, 1887.