Archive for the category "history"

Archive Photo of the Day: Harrison Lake Camping

May 28th, 2015 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Harrison Lake Camping, 1889 by Bailey Bros. Photography Vancouver Archives #Out P23

Archive Photo of the Day: Kitsilano Pool

May 25th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kitsilano Pool and Beach, between 1940 and 1948. Photograph: The Camera Products Co. Vancouver Archives #AM54-S4-: Be P19

Vancouver Heritage House Tour 2015

May 19th, 2015 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 13th annual Heritage House Tour is coming up on Sunday, June 7th. This popular event, that usually sells out, will give participants and exclusive look inside 14 historic Vancouver homes through a self-guided tour. 1928: Queen Charlotte Apartments at 1101 Nicola Street, Vancouver. Archives #Bu N261.1. Vancouver Heritage House Tour From […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Hot Dog Concession at the PNE

May 14th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Concession stands and food carts have come a long way at Playland and the PNE but you can always rely on the availability of the classic footlong hot dog. 1953 – Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-7211. Earlier this spring, the Pacific National Exhibition announced the passing of the ‘King of the Midway,’ legendary pitchman and carny, […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Mount Pleasant Streetcar

May 13th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mount Pleasant, waiting for the street car, 1908. Timms Photographic Co. Photograph shows Westminster Avenue (Main Street) between 8th and 9th Avenues. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Dist P144.

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings

May 6th, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.