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6 Vancouver Walking Tours to do This Summer

June 7th, 2016 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Get re-acquainted with your city or explore it for the first time with these walking tours that are being offered by various groups, businesses and organizations. The best way to experience a city is on foot and these guided walks, with a variety of themes, will get you out and about, entertain, and educate — […]

June in Vancouver History

June 2nd, 2016 @ 6:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

June has historically been a pretty big month for the city, hence the proclamation of “Vancouver Day” (June 13th) in 1925. June 13, 1792: Captain George Vancouver explored Burrard Inlet June 13, 1859: A seam of coal was discovered at Coal Harbour June 13, 1886: The Great Fire — the entire city burned to the […]

Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour

May 31st, 2016 @ 9:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heritage Vancouver Society will be holding this year’s Garden Tour on June 11th and 12th. This will be the event’s 5th Anniversary and will feature a self-guided tour of 13 enchanting private Vancouver Gardens — a fundraiser for Heritage Vancouver Society. Photo courtesy of Heritage Vancouver Whether you are a plant person, someone just wanting […]

Heritage Hall 100th Birthday Events

May 24th, 2016 @ 7:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mount Pleasant’s community beacon, Heritage Hall, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in June with a lineup of events. 1917: Archives# CVA 99-356. Photographer: Stuart Thomson This handsome building on the corner of Main and 15th has had many lives, and continues to be an elegant venue for special events, fashion shows, markets, and weddings. It […]

Historic Stewart Farm South Surrey’s Best Kept Secret Until Now

May 20th, 2016 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A local attraction with activities for the kids, space to run around, picnic spots galore, and rare historical value — and did I mention it has a gorgeous view? South Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm has it all but it’s still a relatively unknown gem — until now! The truth is a lot of people don’t […]

Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Watch List for 2016

May 9th, 2016 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heritage Vancouver has released this year’s Top 10 Watch List, their 16th annual list that accompanied a bus tour this past weekend. This year they are seeing particular threats to neighbourhoods’ character, culture and history. They range from a loss of individual architecturally significant homes to single-family neighbourhoods, to the potential loss of entire communities […]