McBarge on the move

By Global News
December 22, 2015 - 8:22am Updated: December 22, 2015 - 1:05pm

BURNABY — After almost 30 years, Expo ’86’s McBarge is on the move to its new home.

It is moving from its current location on the Burrard Inlet in Burnaby to an industrial facility on the Fraser River in Maple Ridge.

The McBarge is well-known for hosting a McDonald’s restaurant on False Creek during Expo ’86.

Port Metro Vancouver will be escorting and closely monitoring the move.

The McBarge, which is officially known as the Friendship 500, was moored during Expo in Vancouver’s False Creek. It was intended to be a McDonald’s after the fair ended, but the deal fell through.

It has remained empty and fallen into disrepair, but will soon be fixed up before going to its final destination, which has yet to be announced.

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