The BC Sugar Refinery, a behemoth of a complex that you can’t avoid if you’ve ever driven down Powell Street, is Vancouver’s oldest industrial site. Dating back to 1890, the refinery is just four years older than the City of Vancouver itself. It’s frequently used in movie and television production and is often photographed, making […]
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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 […]
The Museum of Anthropology out at UBC houses one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First People’s art, and it’s been my favourite museum ever since I visited with an elementary school class almost thirty years ago. I am fascinated by the collections within its walls but the building itself is worthy of […]
The Fort Langley Community Hall might not be located in Vancouver, but with its countless television and film appearances, and being a popular venue for events and gatherings throughout all seasons, it’s today’s (Greater) Vancouver Icons photo feature: Photo credit: Jerry Meaden on Flickr Located at 9167 Glover Road, the Fort Langley Community Hall has […]
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 […]
Waterfront Station is a transportation hub in Downtown Vancouver that connects the West Coast Express, Canada Line SkyTrain, Expo Line SkyTrain, SeaBus, and buses outside on Cordova that run all over the city. The current station building was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1914 and is the third station to stand at that […]