Guichon Alley, is located at 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 on the main campus of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The alley runs for 80 meters through the Factor Four Area. This road is a East-West pedestrian thoroughfare. Originally unnamed, this alley now serves to remind people that Guichon Creek flows underground through the North side of campus.
The alley is closed to most traffic, and mainly provides a walkway, and outdoor space for students in the Piping and Welding buildings. You will find in the alley:
- A permanent photo exhibit designed by BCIT Interior Design students (Tribute to Guichon Creek)
- A series of benches conceived by BCIT Interior Design students and built by BCIT Metal Fabrication and BCIT Carpentry students
- An education sign explaining the project
- Decorative LED lights installed by BCIT Electrical Trades students
- A rain garden and associated benches designed and built by BCIT Facilities and Campus Development
The dream: to daylight Guichon Creek from Canada Way to Guichon Alley by removing asphalt, dirt and culvert on a 100m stretch located in a parking lot. This will allow salmon to return to campus every year and would mark the beginning of the full restoration of the creek across the entire campus.