27 The McCLeery Family – Vancouver’s First Farmers


McCleery Park in South Vancouver named after The McCleery Family, originally from County Down in Ireland who began farming in the south of Vancouver in 1862.


A dedication plaque at the site illustrates the extent of the McCleery Farm in South Vancouver with the Fraser River to the south.

See also Vancouver Parks website for McCLeey Park

Today Vancouver’s McCleery Golf Course is named after the McCleery family.

The McCleery Story  – Details to follow.