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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Aerial photos of Vancouver are always stunning, giving us a new perspective of our city, mountains, and ocean views. I’ve featured aerial photography and archive aerial photography before but I thought I would get yet another angle for today’s photo roundup. I searched the Vancouver Public Library archives for old rooftop photos, enjoy! 1906 – […]
It’s almost December and while some lament the fact that Christmas tunes are already being played on the radio and in stores, others are embracing the season — and people like my neighbour have their tree up already! With Santa Claus parades in Surrey and Vancouver this weekend and tree lighting ceremonies happening around the […]
Scarves and mittens are out as temperatures drop and winter approaches. With the cooler weather and frosted north shore views, I thought old time images of ice skating around Vancouver would be appropriate for this week’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver City Archives: 1890s – Men Skating at Trout Lake. […]