Vancouver thrill seekers can put a pause on their disappointment as English Bay Barge will remain on the beach until further notice.
Transport Canada, which is primarily responsible for moving the barge, planned to move the barge on Monday, December 6 during King Tide. However, it appears that these plans were scrapped.
The accident became a tourist attraction has received a lot of attention in recent weeks.
In a statement on Twitter, Transport Canada suggests that it work with the owner of the barge and the city of Vancouver to ensure that when the barge is moved, it happens in the safest way possible.
We work closely with the vessel owner and the city of Vancouver to ensure that when the barge is removed from the beach, it is done in the safest way possible for the public and the environment. The time of removal is TBD. pic.twitter.com/kLQrYtS7TJ
– Transport Canada (@Transport_gc) December 7, 2021
In the wake of this news, people across the city are asking that the barge be decorated for Christmas.
English Bay barge needs Christmas lights! It has to happen.
– Christy (@christybrain) December 6, 2021
It would be a great way for the city of Vancouver to embrace the strangeness that citizens and tourists seem to have done.
If the barge does not leave today, I suggest @CityofVancouver pull some Christmas lights on it and we all meet near it to sing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve
– The Broad Majestic Shannon (@shanathalas) December 6, 2021
“Its removal will be complex due to size, location and weather,” a statement from the City of Vancouver said.
they should put Christmas lights on the vancouver barge if they are not able to get it away soon
– snow appreciates lauren (@sixregrets) November 28, 2021
Since the city of Vancouver is not the rightful owner of the barge, it is unlikely that it would have any jurisdiction over exterior decorations. Daily Hive has reached out to the city.
What do you think? Are you tired of the barge? Or do you want to see it brightly lit for Christmas? Tell us in the comments.