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Street Eats and Beats Under the Bridge

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Granville Island’s Winteruption returns for the eighth year February 22nd through February 24th, 2013 bringing a festival of entertainment and culture to the isle famous for its theatres, art, and market. On top of the Vive Vendredi! celebration of all things Francophone, Coastal Jazz at Performance works all week long, and the Kids Zone, you’ll […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Family Day Special: Timms Family

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To celebrate BC’s first Family Day holiday, I turned up some old time family photos in the Vancouver Public Library‘s archives. Photographer Philip Timms, whose photos often grace the pages of this site, features his family in many of his photos making them a top hit in my archives searches. Having picnics, hanging out at […]

Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2013

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Ring in the Year of the Snake on Sunday, February 17, 2013 with Vancouver’s 40th annual Chinese New Year parade and spring festival. Photo credit: Eric Flexyourhead on Flickr Parade Features To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the parade, it will be bigger than ever this year with marching bands, cultural dance troupes, lion dancers, […]

Vancouver in 1936: MGM Traveltalk Newsreel

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Travel vloggers eat your hearts out! Back in 1936 James A. FitzPatrick presented a series of newsreels in fantastic new Technicolor called Traveltalks which included profiles of Victoria and Vancouver. Most of Fitzpatrick’s Traveltalks were produced by MGM and featured over a hundred destinations, from Motoring in Mexico (1943) and Chicago the Beautiful (1948) to […]

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2013

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Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is back on Saturday, February 9, 2013 to bring the country together through community events, on-ice activities, and of course plenty of hockey action as Canadian NHL teams face off. Scotiabank is hosting three main programs in conjunction with Hockey Day: Virtual High Fives Fans are encouraged to post a […]