Archive for the category "history"

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

July 29th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main Street) and Oppenheimer (Cordova) Street. Archives# […]

Stanley Park From Above

July 16th, 2014 @ 11:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stanley Park is our favourite place to go for a walk, explore trail networks, and unwind. John and I have been fortunate enough to not only experience Stanley Park from the ground level, but to also get a glimpse at the forest, lake, gardens, and attractions from the air when we fly in on a […]

Old School Vancouver Summer Fashion

June 26th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend, the exhibit Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. “As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Maritime […]

City Drinks at the Sun Tower

June 11th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was once the tallest building in the British Empire and you have the chance to tour a renovated floor of this iconic building during Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “City Drinks at the Sun Tower” event this month. Pender, East of Cambie. Archives Item# Str N164. Photographer: W.J. Moore Enjoy music, drinks, history, and a tour […]

Capilano Suspension Bridge 125th Anniversary

June 5th, 2014 @ 8:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s collection of photographs from the City of Vancouver Archives is in honour of the quasquicentennial of one of our region’s most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, almost as old as the City of Vancouver itself, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 1905: Archives# Br P59.1 & 1920s: Archives# CVA […]

Vancouver Websites Years Ago

June 4th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are many milestones being celebrated in Vancouver this year. We have the 40th anniversary of the Whitecaps, the 25th anniversary of Bard on the Beach, The Arts Club’s 50th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the Stanley Park Train, and several more. Many of these organizations and businesses have also been online for a long […]

Stanley Park Train 50th Anniversary

June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stanley Park Train will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of operating the miniature railway with special events Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th. 1966: Stanley Park train. VPL #42873 & 42874. Photographer Gordon F. Sedawie for the Province Newspaper. Stanley Park Train 50th Anniversary From 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, train rides will be […]

Fraser Valley Flood of 1948

May 28th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in 1948, the Fraser Valley Flood took its grip on the community, causing an estimated $20 million in damages (equal to over $210 million in 2010). According to Environment Canada, it was the greatest flood the region had seen since that of 1894. By the time the flood reached its peak on […]