The Lions Gate Bridge opened to traffic in November, 1938 but the official opening was on this day, May 26, 1939, overseen by this royal couple, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. 1938: Plaque commemorating the completion of the Lions Gate Bridge. Archives# CVA 95-9. 1939 – Motorcade crossing the Lions Gate Bridge during visit […]
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I’ve covered everything from aerials and timelapses to ‘before and after‘ comparisons but recently I found a handful of sweeping cityscape photos in the City of Vancouver Archives that are definitely worth sharing as well. Vancouver Cityscape Photos 1969: View of Downtown Vancouver. Archives# CVA 780-6. 1975: Looking east on Water and Cordova in Gastown. […]
Last month was the City of Vancouver’s 128th birthday, this weekend we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Whitecaps, and Science World is celebrating its 25th anniversary over the next few days. April and May have always been active months in the region, with projects taking off new doors opening, and of course the […]
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 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 […]