BO-48-3069 : Barnet Lumber Mill


This photo was originally labelled as being in Bennett, BC, but it was decided that this is incorrect. It is actually the “Best Wood Cedar Shingle Company” mill in Barnet, BC, now part of Burnaby located on the Burrard Inlet.

This is a great shot of the Lumber Mill while it was still there. You can see the rail cars loaded onto a barge. If anyone has more information on this site I would love to hear about it.

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  1. MarkReply
    January 20, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Hi all, there appears to be a problem here. Many people have reported that this is NOT the Bennett Lumber Mill as originally stated but in fact the Barnet Lumber Mill in Port Moody / Burnaby. I’ll see about getting this changed. Thanks to all who reported the issue.

  2. GlenReply
    January 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

    This looks like Barnet, BC just west of Port Moody. The double track is the CPR and the Barnet highway is just up the hill parallel to the tracks.

  3. AlReply
    January 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    There were several cedar shingle mills alongside the Lower Fraser River and I suspect this is one of them adjacent to the CPR main line. It is definitely not Bennett BC on the White Pass and Yukon which is actually very little changed and very isolated.

  4. November 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I believe photo is in Burnaby and is of both a shingle mill and the Nichols Chemical Plant in Barnet, Burnaby. The two tone building on the right is still standing today and is now the offices of General Chemicals. The large log boom in the foreground is probably for the Kapoor saw mill which would be to the right. In the upper left corner are tanks belonging to the B.A. Oil Company (now Suncor’s storage area). I believe the stockpile by the dock is iron sulfides used for chemical feed stock. For more information please see “In The Shadow By The Sea Recollection’s of Burnaby’s Barnet Village”

  5. TimReply
    July 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Folks, this is a typo and an ‘oops’. This photo is actuall the Barnet Lumber Company, earlier known as the North Pacific Lumber Company on the Barnet Highway at then Barnet, in Burnaby BC. Lots of photos and history available on the internet to correct this. Nice photo!

  6. KarlReply
    April 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    What an interesting set-up. There’s a rail-ferry slip that isn’t connected to what appear to be mainline tacks. If the location is Bennett, than the mainline tracks must be the White Pass & Yukon. There’s also very-narrow gauge trackage that appears to be for disposing of sawdust; you can see two of the tip cars. Oddly, the sawdust trackage passes a few feet over the slip trackage, with what must be a removable bridge (?).

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