Archive of posts tagged "archives"

15 Nostalgic Photos of Expo 86


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT
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It’s surprising how much I remember about Expo 86, given that I was only 6 years old when the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication took over Vancouver from May until October in 1986. I remember going to Guildford Mall to get our family photos taken for our season passes. I had found something to […]

Vancouver Icons: Pacific Central Station


Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 — 9:14am PDT
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There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]

March in Vancouver History


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 — 2:18pm PDT
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Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened throughout the month of March in Vancouver history: Property damage caused by the explosion. Archives# CVA 586-3598. Photographer: Don Coltman. March 6, 1945 “If you were here on March 6, 1945 you will remember the […]

4 Vintage Vancouver Portraits


Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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Browsing the City of Vancouver Archives, I am often searching for a building, a place, or a theme related to how much Vancouver has changed over the years. Lately I’ve been focusing a bit more on the people of Vancouver who walked in Stanley Park, went to parties in the Hotel Vancouver ballroom, and who […]

February in Vancouver History


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 — 8:14pm PDT
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Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened this month in Vancouver history: February in Vancouver History February 29, 1931: Frozen fountain in Stanley Park. Archives# CVA 1477-613. February 4, 1882 People came from far and wide to see the glow of the […]