Archive for the category "history"

Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History

April 21st, 2016 @ 9:47am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in the 50 days leading up to its annual Banquet of Champions, presented by Canadian Direct Insurance on Thursday, June 9th, they’re pinpointing the Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History. Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History Sports fans from […]

Vancouver Special House Tour

March 31st, 2016 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is once again offering the very popular Vancouver Special House Tour, now in its 8th year. On April 16th you can join a self-guided tour of 5 beautifully renovated homes, including 3 Specials, a 1950s bungalow and a late 1950s split-level rancher. Image via Vancouver Heritage Foundation Vancouver Special House Tour […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver City Hall History

March 10th, 2016 @ 9:43am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has had a few city hall buildings; the first was a draped tent at the old Granville Townsite (1886) at the foot of Carrall St after the Great Fire. The first real structure was a building on Powell St, followed by a building on Main St just south of the Carnegie Library. The Holden […]

Vancouver Heritage Site Finder App and Map

March 4th, 2016 @ 11:46am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every step you take in Vancouver places you near a heritage site, whether it’s related to the traditional Coast Salish territory, the birth of Vancouver as a city, or monuments to past events and architecture. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation (“VHF”) has an app that can help you see exactly what heritage sites are around you […]

Vintage Photos of Sightseeing in Vancouver

February 23rd, 2016 @ 12:52pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week was Vancouver Heritage Week, a part of a national campaign with the tourism theme of “Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places”. These days, you can take a float plane, trolley bus, double-decker, bike, or boat to see the sights, and in 2015 alone Vancouver welcomed 805,000 passengers, on 32 cruise ships, making 228 voyages. […]

Vancouver Heritage Week 2016

February 15th, 2016 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating Vancouver Heritage Week February 15th to 21st as a part of Heritage Week in BC. Spearheaded by Heritage BC, and kicking off with National Heritage Day celebrated Canada wide, this year the theme is “Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places”. 1911: Sightseeing in Stanley Park at Hollow Tree. Archives# St […]