Archive for the category "gastown"

Vancouver Icons: Gastown Steam Clock

September 24th, 2012 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Piping out a steamy tune every 15 minutes, it’s one of the most photographed subjects in Vancouver. While locals may look at it with disdain (since it’s not that old and not even steam-powered), visitors absolutely adore it. On this day in 1977, the Gastown Steam Clock was dedicated and so it’s also today’s Vancouver […]

Crumpler Vancouver Giveaway

August 31st, 2012 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In July of 2008, Vancouver got its very first Crumpler store, which had laptop and camera users rejoicing. The coveted Crumpler messenger bags, backpacks, camera bags, satchels, straps, wallets and other accessories for your tech on-the-go were available to peruse in Gastown. At the time, my friend John Biehler stated that “This is the next […]

Gastown’s Cobblestone Street Repairs

August 1st, 2012 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Before you gasp in disbelief as City crews patch potholes on Water Street with asphalt, covering and replacing what look like historic cobblestone bricks, you should know that they are actually a product of an early disco era. The concrete pavers were put in place 40 years ago in an effort to preserve Gastown’s history, […]

Lunch Meet Vancouver

July 10th, 2012 @ 1:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week Vancouver Public Spaces Network and Space2Place hosted their first Lunch Meet. An immediate success, trending city-wide on Twitter, this free outdoor event will take place every Thursday in July. The concept is simple, head to the 300 block of Abbott Street (at Cordova) anytime between 11:30am and 1:30pm to meet a neighbour, eat […]

Gastown Grand Prix 2012 Prize Pack

July 2nd, 2012 @ 10:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns to the streets of Vancouver July 11, 2012. Coming off a 3-year hiatus, this race is one of the most famous in Canada and it attracts North America’s best cyclists. Gastown Grand Prix 2006 Photo by Greg Descantes For spectators, it’s a free festival where crowds can line […]