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Archive of posts tagged "archives photo"

Archive Photos of the Day: Biplanes

January 15th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is spectacular from almost any angle but I really love getting above it all when I’m taking a seaplane flight, helicopter ride, or am fortunate to do a ride-along with a traffic plane. There’s quite a bit of aviation history here in BC, as you can find in the Canadian Museum of Flight and […]

Vancouver History: Vancouver Exhibition Forum

January 11th, 2014 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The PNE Forum building at Hastings Park holds its share of history, from hockey and lacrosse, to war-time injustices, roller derby and Nirvana. 1931: Archives# CVA 99-4015. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Vancouver Exhibition Forum This 45,000 gross square foot building was constructed on the Vancouver Exhibition grounds in 1931. 1931: Construction of the Forum. Archives# CVA […]

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1914

January 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

One hundred years ago, our fair city was 28 years old and already survived a Great Fire, erected the tallest building in the British Empire, built a courthouse that stands today as the city’s art gallery, had a thriving interurban transit system and a population well over 100,000 (a fifth of what it is today). […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Bus Shelters

January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first tourist bus service began running in Stanley Park in 1908 but it wasn’t until the 1920s that a public bus service “challenged the supremacy of the electric streetcar”1 in Vancouver. 1940s: Grandview Hwy & the Bus Stop Coffee Shop. Archives# CVA 1184-3267. Photographer: Jack Lindsay. On March 19th, 1923 under BC Electric Railway’s […]

Happy Hour in BC and Archive Photos of the Day

December 17th, 2013 @ 1:43pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Premier Christy Clark announced that she and her government are in favour of Happy Hour in BC along with other liquor law changes such as allowing children to enter pubs. Happy Hour in BC Clark’s Liberal government is reviewing BC’s liquor laws, saying rules and regulations governing alcohol require modernization. Last month, Liberal parliamentary secretary […]

Vancouver History: Anna Ethel Sprott

December 17th, 2013 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Anna Ethel Sprott (1879-1961) has a legacy in Vancouver that most might associate with a radio jingle: “Sprott-Shaw Community College, since 1903!”. However, Anna Ethel Sprott did more than marry the school‘s founder, R.J. Sprott, in 1918 and take on the role of president after his passing in 1943. She was a solid member of […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Theatre Row

December 4th, 2013 @ 2:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being a relatively young city, it’s always interesting to take a look at how much Vancouver has changed throughout the years. One destination that is constantly evolving is Granville Street. With its bright lights and big signs, there are glimpses of the past that remain today, see if you can spot them this collection from […]

Empire Stadium Ski Jump

December 3rd, 2013 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There have been some pretty remarkable structures erected in Vancouver and one of them has to be the ski jump that was installed in April of 1958 at Empire Stadium. Constructed for the Centennial Invitational Tournament, it was the fourth-largest ski jump in the world at the time. 1958: Empire Stadium Ski Jump. Photo: Leslie […]