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Archive Photos of the Day: Vancouver Traffic

April 23rd, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

According to TomTom’s Traffic Index, Vancouver was the most congested city in North America for the second quarter of 2013. Despite a great walk score, bike lanes, and transit options, traffic is a part of daily life in our city — and it has been for the last century. I dug through the Vancouver Archives […]

Heritage Vancouver Top Ten Endangered Sites 2014

April 21st, 2014 @ 10:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heritage Vancouver Society has released their 14th annual list of the Top Ten Endangered Sites in Vancouver. #1 Hollywood Theatre Community cultural spaces The Art Deco Hollywood Theatre is a precious community landmark built in 1935-36, and one of our last intact neighborhood theatres. The current owner has not expressed interest in retaining the interior […]

Vancouver Then and Now Photo Challenge Results

April 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last few of years I have featured themed collections of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on my site. However, this month I thought I would change things up a bit and issue a challenge to my readers and local photographers. The challenge was to create your own photos to replicate a […]

Signs You Grew Up in Surrey in the 90s

April 17th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s no secret that I love my hometown of Surrey, BC and when posts like Signs You Grew Up in Richmond and Signs You Grew Up in Vancouver in the 80s (which features my McBarge photo) starting popping up, I knew I had to make one for Surrey. With the help of two ladies I […]

Lost Lagoon by E. Pauline Johnson

April 15th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pauline Johnson documented and shared “Legends of Vancouver” over 100 years ago, telling famous tales of the Lions peaks and giving Lost Lagoon its name. Many of Pauline’s works are in the Public Domain and her book, “Legends of Vancouver” is available on iBooks, and for free on Kindle. I wanted to share (more) of […]

Vancouver Construction Time-Lapse GIFs

April 10th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was recently browsing the Vancouver archive GIF goodness that is Vancouver Rising and I noticed that one of the animated images was a series of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives that were simply stitched together. It reminded me of this collection of “Under Construction” photos I posted last year and made me […]

April in Vancouver History

April 2nd, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

April is one of the most significant months in Vancouver history since it was incorporated on April 6th in 1886. Here are a few more interesting moments in our city’s story that occurred this month, sourced from The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver. 1886: City Hall and 1st Council. Photograph taken in September, after […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1974

March 27th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are celebrating 40 years of Whitecaps soccer in this city, promoting previous team members, traditions, and the beloved “White is the Colour” chant, heard best when coming from a record player. In honour of this anniversary, I have put together a collection of Vancouver photos from May-August of 1974, when the Whitecaps […]