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Vancouver Icons Christ Church Cathedral

April 13th, 2015 @ 11:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Christ Church Cathedral, standing strong on the corner of West Georgia and Burrard in Downtown Vancouver, is almost as old as the city itself. A fixture in the community for 125 years, the Cathedral has been working on a revitalization over the last few decades with the last phase of the project including a new […]

RENEW Gallery Period Lighting and Decorative Accessories

April 2nd, 2015 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s skyline is constantly evolving and while we still have some heritage gems, like the beloved Marine Building or Dominion Building, all that remains of some fantastic, extinct, architectural structures can fit in the palm of your hand. RENEW Gallery’s “Period Lighting and Decorative Accessories” collection contains some of these artifacts, which are being featured […]

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 […]