Archive for the category "history"

Archives Photos of the Day: Outdoor Music

May 27th, 2013 @ 3:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Friday, fortunate fans of Mumford and Sons had the chance to experience the first major outdoor concert of the season which is a part of Live Nation’s Concerts in the Park series. With several more on tap for the summer along with outdoor festivals like Canada Day (in Vancouver and Surrey), Surrey Fusion Festival, […]

Portuguese Joe Sculpture Coming to Stanley Park

May 24th, 2013 @ 11:31am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There will soon a be new sculpture in Stanley Park as the Park Board has accepted a statue donated by the Portuguese Joe Memorial Society. The piece, featuring pioneer Joe Silvey (“Portuguese Joe”), will celebrate the ancestral connection of Coast Salish and Portuguese communities in Vancouver. Source: Park Board Proposal From the proposal to the […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Rain

May 21st, 2013 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rainy days are a part of life in Vancouver. They make our hair frizz up, soak the cuffs of our pants, and steam up the windows on the bus but they also ensure our beautiful lush green scenery continues to grow and thrive. With the weather usually being a hot topic of conversation on any […]

Archives Photos of the Day: North Shore Ferries

May 11th, 2013 @ 10:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow marks the 113th anniversary of the North Vancouver ferry boat (“North Vancouver No. 1″) beginning its regular service between North Vancouver and the south shore of Burrard Inlet. Scheduled ferry service began in 1893 with the Union Steamship Company and North Vancouver No. 1 started carrying foot passengers to and from each shore on […]

Metro Vancouver History: Mitchell Island

May 8th, 2013 @ 10:58am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Merging onto the Knight Street Bridge, most drivers turn on their signals and merge once more to avoid the Mitchell Island offramp that comes up just after the first span. Most often you’ll find trucks using that exit though, as Mitchell Island has steel and electronics recycling plants, scaffold supply, ready-mix concrete, auto recycling, and […]

Stanley Park History Walking Tours

May 8th, 2013 @ 7:58am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s no secret that Stanley Park is our favourite place in Vancouver with its forest trails, seasonal creeks and waterways, wildlife, and the ability to immediately help you escape the city — without going too far. It just so happens that this wonderful place is celebrating a milestone 125th anniversary this year and people like […]

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Bike Tours

May 2nd, 2013 @ 10:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is putting a spin on their popular walking tours with guides Maurice Guibord and John Atkin by getting them up on two wheels to offer four new bike tours this summer. Photo credit: [travelfox] on Flickr Places That Matter Bike Tour Guide: John Atkin Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1:00pm […]

Archive Photos of the Day: May Day

May 1st, 2013 @ 10:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s the first of May and over the last century Vancouverites have been celebrating May Day by crowning dancing around the Maypole, crowning a May Queen and ringing in springtime. To this day you can catch May Day festivals around the world and a few locally, like May Day Celebrations at Trimble Park in Point […]