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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 […]

City Drinks at the Sun Tower

June 11th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was once the tallest building in the British Empire and you have the chance to tour a renovated floor of this iconic building during Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “City Drinks at the Sun Tower” event this month. Pender, East of Cambie. Archives Item# Str N164. Photographer: W.J. Moore Enjoy music, drinks, history, and a tour […]

Capilano Suspension Bridge 125th Anniversary

June 5th, 2014 @ 8:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s collection of photographs from the City of Vancouver Archives is in honour of the quasquicentennial of one of our region’s most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, almost as old as the City of Vancouver itself, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 1905: Archives# Br P59.1 & 1920s: Archives# CVA […]