The area now known as Stanley Park is host to numerous important villages, transformer, and resource sites. spapəy̓əq (bent at the end) was home to Musqueam families into the early 1900s. Rose Yelton (nee Cole), Daughter of Matilda Cole (nee Pete) of Musqueam, was among the last to live in Stanley Park.
Along with Boundary Bay and Bowen Island, the area around χʷay̓χʷəy̓ and spapəy̓əq was a key location for harvesting resources such as clams, mussels, cockles, crabs, and chitons, a resource we had little of in the river delta.
The history of this place is told by the Musqueam First Nation.