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 4, 1882
People came from far and wide to see the glow of the first lights on this day. Moodyville was the first townsite on the Pacific Coast, North of San Francisco, to have electricity.
February 10, 1974
On this day the Fraser Street Bridge was replaced by the Knight Street Bridge.
February 12, 1912
The Vancouver Sun, BC’s biggest daily newspaper started on this day.
February 15, 1966
The first ski lift was introduced in Whistler, paving the way for this resort destination to thrive in the decades to come.
February 20, 1833
James Murray Yale took command of Fort Langley on this day. The Vancouver neighbourhood of Yaletown is named after him.
February 27, 1958
This was the last trip for the Interurban, running between Marpole and Steveston.
February 28, 1910
The prominent building at the northwest corner of Hastings and Granville opened on this day. At the time it was the Main Post Office. Today, it’s Sinclair Centre.
Sources: Vancouver History. Related Posts: January 1st in Vancouver History, February in Vancouver History, March in Vancouver History, April in Vancouver History, May in Vancouver History, June in Vancouver History, July in Vancouver History, August in Vancouver History, September, October in Vancouver History, November in Vancouver History, December in Vancouver History.