Archive for the category "history"

Vancouver Then and Now Projects: Langara and Scout

August 21st, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is an ever-changing city, with new construction cranes popping every day, scaffolding being dismantled, new pits being excavated, and demolitions scheduled. Our young city’s skyline, downtown streets and landscape seems to change dramatically every few years, which is why I believe we’re all pretty obsessed with “Then and Now” images. There are many resources […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Dal Richards at the PNE

August 14th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are some great Vancouver entertainers but to me, it’s tough to beat the legendary Dal Richards. Richards is a big band leader, radio host, performer, lyricist, and much more to the many who he has touched with his music and spirit for the better part of the last century. This year marks his 75th […]

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 […]