March 30, 2017 has officially been proclaimed “Red Robinson Day in Vancouver”, in honour of Canada’s original rock and roll deejay. From emceeing for both the Beatles and Elvis Presley, to bringing the music of Buddy Holly to Vancouver’s airwaves, and even launching the career of Michael Bublé – Robinson is a true rock and […]
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The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly unveils its pivotal new exhibition The Lost Fleet, on display March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018. The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum The Lost Fleet investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, […]
Get acquainted with heritage in our province by meeting and celebrating the people who help preserve and promote it. The annual Heritage BC Awards Gala is coming up on February 15th and you’re invited to the party. Heritage BC 36th Annual Awards Gala 1917: Archives# CVA 99-356. Photographer: Stuart Thomson Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main […]
A new year has been rung in and while we look ahead to what 2017 might bring, here’s a glimpse at the past to see what our city was like back in 1917. Vancouver in 1917 Thanks to the late, great Chuck Davis for his History of Metropolitan Vancouver that was used as a reference. […]
This evening a painting by a Group of Seven artist became most expensive Canadian artwork ever sold at auction. Lawren Harris‘ 1926 piece Mountain Forms, depicting Alberta’s Mount Ishbel in the Sawback Range of the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, sold at the hammer for $9.5 million. The white glove treatment-will this #LawrenHarris set […]
I remember walking through the Othello Tunnels as a child, splashing through puddles in my gumboots and squeezing my father’s hand when bats would flutter by. The Othello Tunnels, a part of Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, are a fun walk through local history with many great photo opportunities. Othello Tunnels In the early 1900s, the […]