Archive for the category "history"

Archives Photos of the Day: Advertisements

July 25th, 2010 @ 4:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the Vancouver Archives online photograph database I kept coming across old advertisements from around Vancouver. Posters, billboards, and painted cars. I thought it would be fun to do a roundup including commercials of our city’s past. 1946, Archives Item#: CVA 1184-2346 1948, Photographer: Jack Lindsay, Archives Item#: CVA 1184-3139 1934, PhotographeR: Stuart Thomson, Archives […]

Archives Photo of the Day: July 22, 2010

July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:43pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s Archives Photo of the Day features two children walking along the old pier at English Bay. Year: 1905 Vancouver Archives item#: CVA 677-227

Vancouver History: English Bay and the Bathhouse

July 21st, 2010 @ 11:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Probably one of Vancouver most famous beaches, English Bay has been a source for views, sunsets, fireworks, and strolls since the dawn of our fair city. I am currently running a contest to win two tickets to view the Celebration of Light Fireworks from the top of the Bathhouse at English Bay. I had a […]

Vancouver History: The Stanley Park Seawall

July 19th, 2010 @ 4:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Seawall is not only an icon of our city, stretching its arms around Stanley Park and the downtown core, but it’s a regular hang-out for locals and visitors alike. Starting today, there will be a detour at Sunset Beach while they do some reconstruction on some older portions of the retainer. Making sure that […]

The West Vancouver Ferry: Vancouver History Readers’ Choice

July 15th, 2010 @ 11:11am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I began a new Readers’ Choice series where I answer questions that my readers or Twitter contacts have about local history. Continuing on today I’ll tackle another question: TylerIngram: @Miss604 What about the old ferry that used to go from vancouver to dunderave (West Van)? 1920s, West Vancouver Ferry crossing the Burrard Inlet, Archives […]

Tunnels Under Downtown: Vancouver History Readers’ Choice

July 14th, 2010 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Having a hard time coming up with a topic this morning I put the call out on Twitter to see what people have been curious to know about Vancouver’s past. There were some suggestions about Joe Fortes or the Great Fire and an abundance of other questions that would be interesting to research. I figured […]

Archives Photo of the Day: July 7, 2010

July 7th, 2010 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s Archives Photo of the Day features two streetcars (the number 6 and number 3) destined for Davie Street passing by what appears to be the Hudson’s Bay Company downtown. Description: Streetcars downtown, 1944 Photographer: Don Coltman, Steffens Colmer Archives item#: CVA 586-1873

Golden Spike Days in Port Moody

July 4th, 2010 @ 9:00am by Guest Author

The following is a guest post contributed by Amber Strocel from and Every year on the first weekend in July the Port Moody community throws a big party. The annual Golden Spike Days Festival has been in Rocky Point Park for 34 years now, commemorating the arrival of the first cross-country train in […]