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A Trivia Challenge Featuring Hallelujah Point!

Updated: 6 days ago

Hallelujah! A shout of triumph rings across the water from this point on Vancouver's Stanley Park Seawall. A cry from exhausted joggers? A refrain from a Leonard Cohen song? Neither!

How did Hallelujah Point get its name?

The origins of this placename are indeed religious and stem from the outdoor Sunday meetings of the Salvation Army held near this spot. Apparently, Vancouver locals could hear the ecstatic cries of the Salvation Army missionaries and their congregation all the way across the water. Over time, this slight promontory of Brockton Point became known as Hallelujah Point and the name has stuck, even though the Salvation Army moved into better, and no doubt drier, quarters downtown.


Vancouver's penchant for terms of endearment has continued down the years. In 2021 a barge washed up on a beach in English Bay after a storm prompting the Parks Board to erect a sign calling the site “Barge Chilling Beach”. The barge has since moved on, as has the sign, but no doubt the name will stick for years to come.


This stop is part of Driftscape's GEMS Tours, a series of audio walking tours at select cities across Canada. Check out the walking tour of the Stanley Park Seawall in the Driftscape app.


About Driftscape Trivia:


Explore the extraordinary world of "Driftscape Trivia," a game that transcends traditional quiz experiences. Each question reveals captivating narratives, leading you through the intricacies of Canada's essence. Join the trivia excitement and embark on a unique journey of discovery!


How to Play Driftscape Trivia:


Download "Driftscape" on your Android or iOS device, subscribe to the Driftscape Gems org, and embark on a journey of discovery. Play the trivia game for free anytime, and get notified via email and/or text for weekly challenges and to track and share your stats!

Need a bit more help? Click here to see a “how to” tutorial video.

About Driftscape:


Driftscape is an award-winning digital storytelling platform whose core product is a local discovery and travel app. The app provides a platform for municipalities, tourism, and cultural organizations to share their stories interactively and engagingly to a growing base of active users.


For users, the app is a personal guide that helps them explore their surroundings from the point of view of local experts. The app also helps users discover places of interest, events, and tours from a growing list of content partners.


Available on iOS, Android, and web, Driftscape is an ad-free platform dedicated to making local culture easier to discover. There are currently over 7000 points of interest, events, and tours across Canada and in the United States on the Driftscape app.


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