Archive for the category "history"

Heritage BC 36th Annual Awards Gala


Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 — 9:50am PST
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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 […]

Vancouver in 1917


Monday, January 2nd, 2017 — 9:23am PST
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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. […]

Who Are the Group of Seven Painters?


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 — 5:41pm PST
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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 […]

Instagram Worthy: Othello Tunnels


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 — 11:57am PST
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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 […]

Instagram Worthy: Alexandra Bridge


Monday, November 14th, 2016 — 11:22am PST
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If you’ve ever been on a road trip through the Fraser Canyon then you’ve been past Spuzzum, the notoriously tiny town along Highway 1 that you can literally miss if you blink. Just past Spuzzum, 3.4km up the road to be exact, you’ll find Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, and one of the most Instagram-worthy photo […]

Shopping on Robson Street in the 1970s


Thursday, October 20th, 2016 — 10:43am PST
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Stretching from BC Place to Stanley Park, Robson Street has been one of the city’s most popular thoroughfares, and shopping destinations, for the last century. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, we can take a peek at what this bustling retail corridor looked like decades ago. Shopping on Robson Street in the 1970s Archives# […]