Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Vancouver’s Snow Lifeguards


Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 — 6:42am PST
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Vancouver’s Snow Lifeguards: The Park Board has setup lifeguards at lakes and ponds since they are not frozen over but some have attempted to walk or skate on the surfaces.

Then and Now Public Domain Pics in the Vancouver Archives


Monday, January 14th, 2019 — 1:35pm PST
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I have dug around a bit more to find a few more Public Domain gems within the city archives’ vast collections, which you are free to use! Here are some of my favourites and just for fun, I’ve positioned them with some current Google Street View images for a Then and Now effect

Vancouver in 1919


Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 — 9:00am PST
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Photos and noteworthy dates and events looking back at Vancouver in 1919. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver.

Local History: King George Boulevard


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 — 12:56pm PST
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On this day (October 16) in 1940, the Peace Arch Highway was renamed the King George VI Highway. Today, it’s King George Boulevard. Browse some archive photos of the thoroughfare.

Vancouver West End Lane Namesakes


Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 — 1:58pm PST
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Vancouver West End Lane Namesakes: From Rosemary Brown Lane between Robson and Haro to Pantages Lane between Davie and Burnaby, here are some of the namesakes and the amazing roles they played in Vancouver’s history.

Vancouverites Being Awesome in the Snow, 50-100 Years Ago


Friday, February 23rd, 2018 — 5:02pm PST
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Vintage photos of Vancouverites being awesome in the snow, 50-100 years ago. Images courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives. Proving that in Vancouver, some fun can be had even when we’ve been blanketed by blizzard conditions.