Celebrating a century – McElhanney

From its humble origins in Vancouver in 1910, McElhanney – the Western Canadian engineering, surveying and mapping firm celebrating its centennial in 2010 – has become a proud part of both the history and the contemporary landscape of British Columbia and Alberta. 100 years ago, land surveyor and engineer William Gordon McElhanney opened a one-room office on West Pender Street in Vancouver and set to work on his first survey of a small property in New Westminster. In 2010, the contemporary map of Western Canada is a compelling testament to the far-reaching achievements of the group that still bears his name today.