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Vancouver Icons: Waterfront Station

March 31st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Waterfront Station is a transportation hub in Downtown Vancouver that connects the West Coast Express, Canada Line SkyTrain, Expo Line SkyTrain, SeaBus, and buses outside on Cordova that run all over the city. The current station building was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1914 and is the third station to stand at that […]

City of Vancouver Heritage Awards People’s Choice

March 30th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The nomination process for the 2015 City of Vancouver Heritage Awards has closed but new this year is a People’s Choice Award category, which is accepting nominations until Friday, April 10, 2015. Vancouver Block. Photo credit: Zorro1968 on Flickr The public is invited to submit nominations for heritage restoration, rehabilitation and conservation for sites located […]

British Pacific Properties: West Vancouver History and Giveaway

March 25th, 2015 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Lions Gate Bridge is one of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks. Its green towers and suspension cables, adorned with brilliant bulbs, has been the main connection between West Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland since 1938. Almost as well-known as its silhouette is its story, at least the part where the Guinness family […]

15 Nostalgic Photos of Expo 86

March 24th, 2015 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s surprising how much I remember about Expo 86, given that I was only 6 years old when the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication took over Vancouver from May until October in 1986. I remember going to Guildford Mall to get our family photos taken for our season passes. I had found something to […]

Vancouver Icons: Pacific Central Station

March 18th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]

Grey Squirrels in Stanley Park

March 12th, 2015 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spring has sprung early in Vancouver and the tree branches outside my window in the West End are a hive of activity. Birds in nests, green buds ready to create summer’s canopy, and squirrels leaping from limb to limb, excitedly foraging for the season. One of the creatures I see most often is the fluffy […]

March in Vancouver History

March 3rd, 2015 @ 2:18pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened throughout the month of March in Vancouver history: Property damage caused by the explosion. Archives# CVA 586-3598. Photographer: Don Coltman. March 6, 1945 “If you were here on March 6, 1945 you will remember the […]

4 Vintage Vancouver Portraits

February 18th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the City of Vancouver Archives, I am often searching for a building, a place, or a theme related to how much Vancouver has changed over the years. Lately I’ve been focusing a bit more on the people of Vancouver who walked in Stanley Park, went to parties in the Hotel Vancouver ballroom, and who […]