Archive for the category "history"

False Creek Flats

January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

False Creek today flows in and out of English Bay, ending with the waterfront walkway at Science World. In the early days, through grasslands and a network of creeks and streams, False Creek soaked all the way back to where Clark Drive runs now. False Creek Flats 1898 – Vancouver City and Park Tourist Map. […]

Port Coquitlam Celebrates 100 Years

January 2nd, 2013 @ 9:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Port Coquitlam is kicking off a series of celebrations that will take place throughout the year in honor of their 100th birthday in March. Join the community on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Port Coquitlam Rec Complex (2150 Wilson Ave) from 5:00pm to 9:30pm to see what’s in store for the rest of the […]

Happy Birthday City of Vancouver Archives Building

December 29th, 2012 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is the City of Vancouver Archives building will celebrate its 39th anniversary. Opening on December 29th, 1973 in at 1150 Chestnut Street near Vanier Park, they were named after the man who started the archives when Vancouver was but a budding young city — Major J.S. Matthews. Photo credit: City of Vancouver Archives on […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Snow

December 22nd, 2012 @ 9:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Snow has been the topic of conversation across the continent over the last few days and heading from Vancouver to the Midwest in the middle of a blizzard makes me appreciate our rainy weather just a little bit more. Despite the traffic snarls and transit interruptions, the snow can in fact be a whole lot […]

Vancouver History: Abbott House

December 17th, 2012 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nestled between the residential towers of the West End you can spot a few heritage houses that have endured for decades. Some converted to apartments or businesses, others preserved in time like Roedde House. One that sticks out, with no other heritage houses remaining in its immediate vicinity, is Abbott House at 720 Jervis Street […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Granville Island

December 10th, 2012 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in history (1868) that the second Earl Granville was named Secretary of the Colonies. Granville Townsite (Gastown), Granville Street, Granville Island. have all been named after him. It’s a nice tie-in to today’s collection of photos from the archives, which all feature Granville Island. At this time of year it’s […]