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Vancouver History: The Hotel Georgia

January 24th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning it was announced that the Rosewood Hotel Georgia will officially open its doors on Saturday May 7th 2011, exactly 84 years to the day that the hotel first opened its doors in 1927. While it has been under construction and major renovations for the last few years, it was still an icon during […]

King George VI in Vancouver

January 19th, 2011 @ 3:45pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It may just be my English blood, or the fact that I saw a great movie recently, but I have become increasingly interested in the visits of British royalty to Vancouver throughout the last century. May 1939 – King George VI & Queen Elizabeth greeted by Mayor & Mrs. Telford at the C.P.R. Station.Archives Item# […]

Vancouver 125: This Week in History

January 17th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The anniversary celebrations and events for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary will launch tonight in partnership with the PuSh Festival. From now until the end of 2011, the City and various organizations will be hosting events, workshops, exhibits and more to showcase 125 years of Vancouver. My weekly history series will remain but have a “Vancouver 125” […]

Vancouver History: Maxine’s

January 13th, 2011 @ 9:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer Maxine’s Hideaway in the West End closed its doors to make room for a 21-storey apartment building that will be going in at Davie and Bidwell. While many recently knew it as a restaurant lounge (as Balthazar) or a cabaret, the small structure’s past has a big story to tell. Photo credit: Photocat62 […]

Vancouver 125 Years of History and Beyond

January 11th, 2011 @ 10:40am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver will be celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and the City will be launching its celebration campaign for ‘Vancouver 125′ on Monday, January 17, 2011. This will encompasses the following Vision Statement: “Building on the momentum, energy and spirit generated during the Olympics, and through a growing awareness and understanding of our identities, first […]

SFU Lecture Series: Think You Know Vancouver

January 7th, 2011 @ 5:36pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Think you know Vancouver? Think Again! In honor of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary coming up this year, SFU’s Department of History is presenting a series of frank and informative lectures from January to October. 1936 lecture in Vancouver. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Vancouver Archives Item# CVA 99-4908 The inaugural lecture takes place January 27th and will be […]

Vancouver History: Granville Street Bridge

January 4th, 2011 @ 10:26am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first Granville Street Bridge opened on this day in 1889. Spanning False Creek, it was but a low-rising timber trestle designed mainly by the CPR. 1890 – View from 2nd Ave at Birch. Photographer: W Chapman. Vancouver Archives Item# Van Sc P58. In 1909 the Granville Bridge would be rebuilt in steel with a […]

Vancouver History: January 1

January 1st, 2011 @ 1:18pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Vancouverites awake after a night of confetti-filled celebration, 2011 is perhaps welcomed with a dip in English Bay, a pound of the snooze button, or that first venti-sized coffer of the year. Although most are looking ahead, I decided to look back and see how our city rang in the New Year throughout the […]