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Vancouver Rising: Archive Footage Turned Into GIFs

September 4th, 2013 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A great bit hat tip to the Vancouver is Awesome team for spotting (and promoting) Vancouver Rising, a new Tumblr blog that takes footage from the Vancouver Archives‘ video collection and creates fantastic animated GIFs. Here are just a few of the gems they have posted so far: 1973: Granville at Robson – “Vancouver Impressions“. […]

Vancouver: Most Walkable City in Canada

January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:47am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has earned many distinctions and topped many lists, from having some of the best city beaches, being the most congested or most expensive to the most livable, and now it’s Canada’s Most Walkable. Vancouver walkability heat map. The popular website/service Walk Score ranked Canada’s cities and the list included: 1. Vancouver (Walk Score = […]

ICBC To Host Twitter Chat

June 5th, 2012 @ 1:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Insurance Corporation of BC (“ICBC”) will be hosting their first-ever live chat through Twitter this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. During that time David Clancy, a Director the Insurance Division will be answering questions from the public. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr This is the first live Twitter chat […]

Google Street Views Captures Canucks

May 30th, 2012 @ 9:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Google Street Views vehicle (or bike) can be seen capturing our streets and thoroughfares every now and then, updating its mapping systems. On occasion, the cameras pick up snapshots of daily life and that’s where Street View Funny comes in. They create an archive of some of the rare, odd, or humorous captures created […]

HistoryPin: Places Then and Now

November 15th, 2011 @ 1:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

HistoryPin has been developed by We Are What We Do (a non-profit company) and Google to mashup maps with historic photos from communities around the world. The map works by adding user-contributed photos to Google Maps and Street Views. You can zoom into communities and pin points for a true “the and now” view of […]