Archive for the category "history"

Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver


Friday, October 13th, 2017 — 11:20am PST
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One of the best ways to get to know Vancouver, as a visitor or a local, is to take an informative walking tour. At this time of year however, one of the best ways to get to know the darker side of the city’s history, is by signing up for one of these spooky Halloween […]

Secret Vancouver: Unlocking the Past at the Vancouver Archives


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 3:39pm PST
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Secret Vancouver: Unlocking the Past is a series of short documentaries that gives us a look into lesser known histories in Vancouver, and talks to the people who know them best. Directed by Mia Jagal, this TELUS Original series lets us into the Vancouver Archives and the creation of our history as a city. Secret […]

Neon Sai Woo Sign Returns to East Pender


Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 — 8:05am PST
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It came down in 1959 and just last week it rose again. Sai Woo’s iconic neon rooster has been recreated and installed at 158 E Pender St in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, thanks to donors and pledges. Neon Sai Woo Sign Returns to East Pender The project to restore the sign began earlier this year when […]

25 Ways to Heritage with Vancouver Heritage Foundation


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 8:51am PST
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 25 Ways to Heritage, a list of 25 ways the public can engage with heritage. 25 Ways to Heritage From taking a moment to appreciate the details and craftsmanship of Vancouver’s historic buildings, to learning more about the diverse history of our city, planning a […]

Dominion Days Festival at Historic Stewart Farm


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 — 9:38am PST
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Gravel from the driveway crunched under my tires as the sweet aroma of plum blossoms wafted through my open car window. The ocean breeze tumbled over Crescent Beach and up the Nicomekl River, making boughs dance at Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm. Parking by Stewart Hall, which is currently home to a Canada 150 exhibit, I […]

Self-Guided Tours of the Orpheum in Vancouver


Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 — 10:56am PST
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This summer Vancouver Civic Theatres is offering self-guided tours of the Orpheum, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America. For 90 years the Orpheum theatre on Granville Street has been far more than an iconic neon sign. Hosting concerts, comedy showcases, the VSO, and even my high school commencement ceremony, this gorgeous […]

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