Archive for the category "history"

Vancouver Icons: Hotel Europe


Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 — 10:54am PST
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Vancouver has a few triangle-shaped buildings but none are as prominent and photographed as the Hotel Europe across from Maple Tree Square in Gastown making it today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature. (Left) 1908 – Completed Hotel Europe. Archives #HotP17. (Right) 1910s – Archives #M-11-32. 1960s – Archives #CVA 1135-57. 1970s – Arhives #CVA 780-508. Our […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Family Day Special: Timms Family


Monday, February 11th, 2013 — 11:20am PST
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To celebrate BC’s first Family Day holiday, I turned up some old time family photos in the Vancouver Public Library‘s archives. Photographer Philip Timms, whose photos often grace the pages of this site, features his family in many of his photos making them a top hit in my archives searches. Having picnics, hanging out at […]

Vancouver in 1936: MGM Traveltalk Newsreel


Thursday, February 7th, 2013 — 2:15pm PST
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Travel vloggers eat your hearts out! Back in 1936 James A. FitzPatrick presented a series of newsreels in fantastic new Technicolor called Traveltalks which included profiles of Victoria and Vancouver. Most of Fitzpatrick’s Traveltalks were produced by MGM and featured over a hundred destinations, from Motoring in Mexico (1943) and Chicago the Beautiful (1948) to […]

Heritage Week in BC 2013 with Vancouver Heritage Foundation


Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 9:39am PST
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating Heritage Week in BC (February 18th to 24th) by hosting a series of events that shine a spotlight on our local history. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Chinatown: Why is it a National Historic Site? Historian John Atkin and Planner Jeannette Hlavach lead this lecture about Chinatown and the process […]

Vintage Vancouver Maps


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 — 1:44pm PST
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One of my prized possessions is an original 1876 Map of Westminster that depicts the Lower Mainland a decade before Vancouver even became a city. Unfortunately for me it’s on loan from my father but I enjoy inspecting it every now and then to follow the lines of rivers and creeks that have disappeared, boundaries […]

St. Regis Hotel Celebrates 100 Years


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 — 10:13am PST
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The St. Regis Hotel has stood on the corner of Dunsmuir and Seymour for the last 100 years and to mark the milestone they would like to hear from visitors, guests, and anyone who has spent time at the hotel in the last century. 1915 – VPL #20021 Dominion Photo Co. The St. Regis Hotel […]