Archive of posts tagged "archives"

August in Vancouver History

August 4th, 2015 @ 8:46am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver was incorporated in April of 1886 and the months that followed were full of growth, development, and unfortunately a giant setback in the form of the Great Vancouver Fire. By the time August rolled around, the city was rebuilding and as Chuck Davis notes in his History of Metropolitan Vancouver, it was usually a […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Ships at Sea

July 27th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Looking out across English Bay the horizone is spotted with kayaks, sailboats, cruise ships and tankers. This has been the view, albeit with very different vessels, throughout most of Vancouver’s history. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, along with photographers today who share their works online, we can see “then and now” views of […]

Vancouver History: Original Birks Building

July 14th, 2015 @ 12:02pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver History: Original Birks Building – Vintage photos featuring the iconic old Birks Building at Georgia and Granville in Vancouver, including an animated GIF

July in Vancouver History

July 8th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

July in Vancouver History – Things that happened in the month of July in Vancouver History

Archive Photo of the Day: Bayshore Pool

June 23rd, 2015 @ 10:38am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bayshore Pool, 1960s. Known today as the Westin Bayshore Vancouver Archives# CVA 1435-580

Then and Now English Bay

June 17th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

English Bay beach, popular with locals and tourists, has been a favourite summertime recreation destination for the last century and a half. I had some fun looking around the City of Vancouver Archives to match up some vintage photos with modern day images to show how the area has changed: Then and Now English Bay […]