Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

Vancouver Icons: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

May 28th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The mission of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society, incorporated in 1981, is to maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between the Chinese and Western cultures, to promote Chinese culture generally, and to be an integral part of the local community. Since Vancouver’s Chinese Garden was built between 1985-1986, it has served as a […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup Free Fan Zone

May 21st, 2015 @ 7:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place coast to coast in Canada from June 6th to July 5th, making it the largest live spectator sporting event in our country’s history. Throughout the event, Fan Zones will be located in all six official Host Cities: Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; […]

Georgia Medical-Dental Building and Cathedral Place

April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every day the Vancouver skyline seems to change, with new glass walls rising above the rooftops of previous generations. It’s not often that a whole tower is taken down though, and entirely replaced with another. That’s what happened to the Georgia Medical-Dental Building in 1989, when the 17-storey tower was razed and the 23-storey Cathedral […]

Vancouver Icons Christ Church Cathedral

April 13th, 2015 @ 11:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Christ Church Cathedral, standing strong on the corner of West Georgia and Burrard in Downtown Vancouver, is almost as old as the city itself. A fixture in the community for 125 years, the Cathedral has been working on a revitalization over the last few decades with the last phase of the project including a new […]

St Paul’s Hospital to Close, New False Creek Facility to be Built

April 13th, 2015 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

St Paul’s Hospital has stood on Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver for the last 100 years and Providence Health Care announced this morning that it is set to close, with a new facility and health care campus being built in the vicinity of Main and Terminal in False Creek. 1923: Archives# Bu N251. Photo credit: […]

Dare to Leap Rappelling Fundraiser in Downtown Vancouver

April 10th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you rappel 19 storeys down the side of Vancouver’s third tallest building, the Shaw Tower, all for a good local cause. Dare to Leap‘s inaugural fundraiser in support of Outward Bound Canada’s new Urban Youth Program takes place April 16th and there’s still time to sign up, fundraise, […]