Vancouver History: Queen Elizabeth Park – Sitting on top of Little Mountain in Vancouver, the land was originally owned by Canadian Pacific Railway…
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July 5th, 1959 was the opening day of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver and a few weeks later Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II personally gave it her name. The venue accommodates 2,781 patrons and over the years it has hosted some of the world’s greatest plays, musicals, operas, ballets and concerts. 1957, excavation […]
Yesterday was the first day of summer and the season hit Vancouver with a wallop of sunshine. To celebrate the parting of the clouds and the freeing of toes from closed shoes, I searched the Vancouver Archives for some simmering summer shots from days gone by. 1895 – Vancouver Cycling Club at Prospect Point. Vancouver […]
This morning the Vancouver Park Board said on Twitter that June 15th (the date of the Canucks game 7 match-up with the Boston Bruins) is also the 170th 103rd birthday anniversary of the death of Lord Stanley1. While we know Stanley for the park that was named in his honor, and his coveted cup, I […]
It’s no secret that hockey fever is alive and well in Vancouver… and it’s June. While it’s an unfamiliar feeling, it’s something this city’s been waiting for since Cyclone Taylor won the cup at the Denman Arena back in 1915. While browsing the Vancouver Archives’ blog, Authenticity, I noticed their latest post features hockey history […]