Archive for the category "history"

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.

Archive Photo of the Day: Prospect Point


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 — 7:14am PDT
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Prospect Point in Stanley Park, 1890. R.H. Trueman and Co. Photo. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #LGN473.

Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites 2015


Monday, May 4th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT
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For the 15th year, Heritage Vancouver has release its annual list of the Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites in Vancouver. From schools and churches to houses to hospitals, these sites are noted for the critical threats facing their existence and their significance to their communities. St Paul’s Hospital 1923. Archives# Bu N251. Top 10 Endangered […]

Vancouver Icons: Fort Langley Community Hall


Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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The Fort Langley Community Hall might not be located in Vancouver, but with its countless television and film appearances, and being a popular venue for events and gatherings throughout all seasons, it’s today’s (Greater) Vancouver Icons photo feature: Located at 9167 Glover Road, the Fort Langley Community Hall has been used in shows like Once […]

Georgia Medical-Dental Building and Cathedral Place


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 — 10:44am PDT
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Every day the Vancouver skyline seems to change, with new glass walls rising above the rooftops of previous generations. It’s not often that a whole tower is taken down though, and entirely replaced with another. That’s what happened to the Georgia Medical-Dental Building in 1989, when the 17-storey tower was razed and the 23-storey Cathedral […]

Vancouver Icons Christ Church Cathedral


Monday, April 13th, 2015 — 11:48am PDT
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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 […]