What better way to learn some local history, and get your blood pumping, than by taking an entertaining walking tour? If you’re looking for stories from yesteryear on a night time tour in some of the most historic places in the region, here are 3 suggestions: Halloween Walking Tours in Metro Vancouver Host: Ghostly Gastown […]
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Dine Out Vancouver returns January 16 to February 1, 2015 with more than 70 food-themed events, 25 hotels offering special room rates and packages, a record-setting 277 restaurants dishing up prix fixe menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points. A big part of Dine Out Vancouver over the years has been its events and […]
Whether the night is dark and stormy or clear with an autumn breeze, these three seasonal walking tours will not only educate and entertain, they’re sure to give you goosebumps. 3 Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver SS Beaver Shipwreck off Stanley Park. 1935 – Archives item# LGN 500. Photographer: Bailey Bros. Host: Stanley Park History […]
Earlier this week, one of the most photographed and visited landmarks in Vancouver was removed for repairs. The Gastown Steam Clock, piping out melodies on the corner of Cambie and Water streets since 1977, has been taken to the fabrication shop at Manitoba Yards for the next 8 weeks. Loading View on Instagram According to […]
Vancouver’s cobblestone streets will be dripping with sweet and smoky sauce this weekend as the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival takes place Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st. Carrall Street will be closed to traffic and the neighbourhood will turn into a festival space complete with live music, picnic tables, and some of the […]
Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main Street) and Oppenheimer (Cordova) Street. Archives# […]