February in Vancouver History


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 — 8:14pm PST
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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 first lights on this day. Moodyville was the first townsite on the Pacific Coast, North of San Francisco, to have electricity.


1889: Moodyville. Archives# CVA 1376-375.10.

February 10, 1974

On this day the Fraser Street Bridge was replaced by the Knight Street Bridge.


1922. Fraser Street Bridge with swing span open. Archives# CVA 371-905.2.

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.


1952: Interurban. Archives# CVA 447-1666.

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, July in Vancouver History, August in Vancouver History, September, October in Vancouver History, November in Vancouver History, December in Vancouver History.

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