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Babes in the Woods Murder

Stanley Park entrance, 1890s. Bailey Bros. Studio / Vancouver Public Library 19796B

[Editor’s Note: The Canadian Encyclopedia is proud to present its first free app, Vancouver In Time, highlighting the stories of the city. The “Babes in the Woods” murder is one of 45 unique stories in the app. Download the app here.]

A Parks Board gardener, clearing leaves near Beaver Lake, came across a cheap fur coat. Lifting it up, he made a grisly discovery — the skeletal remains of two young children. Dubbed the Babes in the Woods by the press, the sensational, unsolved case remains a haunting piece of Vancouver lore.

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