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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 […]

Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival

August 28th, 2013 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

~~ VIEW THE 2014 EVENT HERE ~~ The 2nd annual Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival will take over Carrall Street from 1:00pm until 8:00pm on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. This two-day outdoor festival will raise funds for Athletics 4 Kids and provide the opportunity to experience a fantastic local food, BBQ and […]

Vancouver Icons: Hotel Europe

February 13th, 2013 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has a few triangle-shaped buildings but none are as prominent and photographed as the Hotel Europe across from Maple Tree Square in Gastown making it today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature. (Left) 1908 – Completed Hotel Europe. Archives #HotP17. (Right) 1910s – Archives #M-11-32. 1960s – Archives #CVA 1135-57. 1970s – Arhives #CVA 780-508. Our […]