Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Queen Elizabeth Secondary’s 75th Anniversary

October 1st, 2015 @ 11:43am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Queen Elizabeth Secondary (“QE”) in Surrey is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month and if you attended, between 1940 and 2015, you’re invited to the party! Photo courtesy of Donald Cosens Queen Elizabeth Secondary’s 75th Anniversary Where: Queen Elizabeth Secondary (9457 King George Blvd. in Surrey) When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:00pm to 6:00pm – […]

Then and Now From Vancouver City Hall

October 1st, 2015 @ 10:07am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The view from Vancouver’s City Hall is one of the best around because it captures not only our ever-growing downtown core, but our beautiful mountain and ocean borders. This week’s “Then and Now” collage includes photos that have all been taken from City Hall, in the 1940s, 1960s, and 2015. Thanks to Jenn Chan Photography​ […]

Vancouver Seawall History

September 23rd, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s Seawall has been a work in progress since 1917, and over the last 100 years it has grown from a retaining wall into a 28km seaside path for runners, walkers, strollers, and cyclists. It stretches from Coal Harbour, around Stanley Park, through to Sunset Beach, False Creek, over to Granville Island, under the Burrard […]

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