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Archive for the category "gastown"

3 Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver

October 21st, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whether the night is dark and stormy or clear with an autumn breeze, these three seasonal walking tours will not only educate and entertain, they’re sure to give you goosebumps. 3 Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver SS Beaver Shipwreck off Stanley Park. 1935 – Archives item# LGN 500. Photographer: Bailey Bros. Host: Stanley Park History […]

Gastown Steam Clock Down for Repairs

October 10th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week, one of the most photographed and visited landmarks in Vancouver was removed for repairs. The Gastown Steam Clock, piping out melodies on the corner of Cambie and Water streets since 1977, has been taken to the fabrication shop at Manitoba Yards for the next 8 weeks. Loading View on Instagram According to […]

Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

August 28th, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s cobblestone streets will be dripping with sweet and smoky sauce this weekend as the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival takes place Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st. Carrall Street will be closed to traffic and the neighbourhood will turn into a festival space complete with live music, picnic tables, and some of the […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

July 29th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main Street) and Oppenheimer (Cordova) Street. Archives# […]

Army and Navy Shoe Sale 2014

April 16th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The legendary Army and Navy Shoe Sale, now in its 65th year, returns on Wednesday, April 30th. Canada’s largest designer shoe sale features over 100,000 pairs shoes with labels such as DKNY, Pour La Victoire, Steve Madden, Marc Fisher, Calvin Klein, Charles David, Kelsi Dagger and more. “To celebrate Army & Navy’s 65th Annual Legendary […]

New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in Vancouver

December 27th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are a few family friendly options for New Year’s Eve in Vancouver but what about the big kids who don’t want to simply attend a club night? Luckily, there are several options for adults that include entertainment, attractions, and restaurant dining. Photo credit: Anders Adermark on Flickr New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in […]