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Vancouver Icons: Freezing Water #7

April 24th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many come up with their own names for public art around Vancouver. There’s the rib cage, the ‘are those supposed to be there?’ chairs, and the frame. Despite not knowing the formal names for these pieces, each is greatly appreciated, enjoyed, and widely photographed. This week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature is of ‘the mercury squiggle’ […]

Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam

March 26th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Cleveland Dam holds Capilano Lake in North Vancouver, which is used for drinking water and is a part of Capilano River Regional Park. Completed in 1954, it was named for Ernest Cleveland, first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District. Archives# CVA 275-20 Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam Local photographers love peeking […]

Vancouver Icons: Heritage Hall

February 3rd, 2014 @ 10:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Heritage Hall on several occasions for conferences, speaking engagements, and to meet with the Mount Pleasant BIA. This handsome building on the corner of Main and 15th has had many lives, and continues to be an elegant venue for special events, fashion shows, and weddings making it today’s Vancouver […]

Vancouver Icons: School of Theology Building at UBC

January 8th, 2014 @ 1:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The title of this post is misleading. First, the Vancouver School of Theology (“VST”) has just sold their iconic building to UBC’s School of Economics. Second, UBC is not technically in the City of Vancouver. Details aside, the VST’s grand Iona Building is a UBC staple and is frequently used in local film and television […]

Vancouver Icons: Gate to the Northwest Passage

November 27th, 2013 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s a sculpture as old as I am but thanks to the magical sharing power the internet and Flickr photos, it seems a new angle and new perspective of Gate to the Northwest Passage is captured almost every day. Installed at Vanier Park in Kitsilano back in 1980, this square, metal frame, with bottom ends […]

Vancouver Icons: St Paul’s Hospital

October 28th, 2013 @ 1:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

An entire city has built up around St Paul’s Hospital, which has been providing patient care and advancing medical technology over the last century in downtown Vancouver. Thinking ahead to the holiday season, and the legendary St Paul’s light display, I have chosen the iconic hospital for today’s photo feature that includes modern and archive […]

Vancouver Icons: Capilano Lake

October 23rd, 2013 @ 10:52am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For fall colours on the North Shore, snow-capped mountain views and to stare at the legendary lions all afternoon, Capilano River Regional Park, featuring Capilano Lake and the Cleveland Dam, is the place to be. Photo credit: Morisawa81 on Flickr Cleveland Dam, built in 1954, blocks Capilano Lake which supplies fresh drinking water to the […]

Vancouver Icons: Stawamus Chief

October 4th, 2013 @ 8:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stawamus Chief, commonly referred to as “The Chief” is about 50 minutes north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, as you approach Squamish. Currently in the running to be named one of the 7 Natural Wonders of BC, it is the second largest granite monolith on earth and a very popular spot […]