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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Being a city surrounded by waterways, bridges are an important part of our history. Did you know we’ve had three Cambie Bridges over the last 100+ years? We’ve also had two iterations of the Knight Street Bridge, two Port Manns, and just one Pattullo. There have also been three Granville Street Bridges, which are the […]
March 30, 2017 has officially been proclaimed “Red Robinson Day in Vancouver”, in honour of Canada’s original rock and roll deejay. From emceeing for both the Beatles and Elvis Presley, to bringing the music of Buddy Holly to Vancouver’s airwaves, and even launching the career of Michael Bublé – Robinson is a true rock and […]
The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly unveils its pivotal new exhibition The Lost Fleet, on display March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018. The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum The Lost Fleet investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, […]
Get acquainted with heritage in our province by meeting and celebrating the people who help preserve and promote it. The annual Heritage BC Awards Gala is coming up on February 15th and you’re invited to the party. Heritage BC 36th Annual Awards Gala 1917: Archives# CVA 99-356. Photographer: Stuart Thomson Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main […]
A new year has been rung in and while we look ahead to what 2017 might bring, here’s a glimpse at the past to see what our city was like back in 1917. Vancouver in 1917 Thanks to the late, great Chuck Davis for his History of Metropolitan Vancouver that was used as a reference. […]