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Vancouver Then and Now Photo Challenge Results

April 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last few of years I have featured themed collections of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on my site. However, this month I thought I would change things up a bit and issue a challenge to my readers and local photographers. The challenge was to create your own photos to replicate a […]

Signs You Grew Up in Surrey in the 90s

April 17th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s no secret that I love my hometown of Surrey, BC and when posts like Signs You Grew Up in Richmond and Signs You Grew Up in Vancouver in the 80s (which features my McBarge photo) starting popping up, I knew I had to make one for Surrey. With the help of two ladies I […]

Lost Lagoon by E. Pauline Johnson

April 15th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pauline Johnson documented and shared “Legends of Vancouver” over 100 years ago, telling famous tales of the Lions peaks and giving Lost Lagoon its name. Many of Pauline’s works are in the Public Domain and her book, “Legends of Vancouver” is available on iBooks, and for free on Kindle. I wanted to share (more) of […]

Vancouver Construction Time-Lapse GIFs

April 10th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was recently browsing the Vancouver archive GIF goodness that is Vancouver Rising and I noticed that one of the animated images was a series of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives that were simply stitched together. It reminded me of this collection of “Under Construction” photos I posted last year and made me […]

April in Vancouver History

April 2nd, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

April is one of the most significant months in Vancouver history since it was incorporated on April 6th in 1886. Here are a few more interesting moments in our city’s story that occurred this month, sourced from The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver. 1886: City Hall and 1st Council. Photograph taken in September, after […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1974

March 27th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are celebrating 40 years of Whitecaps soccer in this city, promoting previous team members, traditions, and the beloved “White is the Colour” chant, heard best when coming from a record player. In honour of this anniversary, I have put together a collection of Vancouver photos from May-August of 1974, when the Whitecaps […]

Musqueam Tour with Vancouver Heritage Foundation

March 25th, 2014 @ 11:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s roster of upcoming bus and walking tours I found the mother of all tours – the history of local histories – the Musqueam Tour! Metro Vancouver is situated within the unceded traditional territories of Coast Salish First Nations, specifically Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish. The Musqueam people have lived on the […]

11 Vancouver History Tidbits

March 24th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sometimes when we think we’re just getting to know the ins and outs of our 128-year old city we learn something new. From the funny and fascinating to historical fact, here is a random group of 11 Vancouver History Tidbits: Although she’s often mistaken for one, the Girl in Wetsuit statue in the water along […]