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Secret Vancouver: Unlocking the Past at the Vancouver Archives

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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 […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Granville Street Bridge History

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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 […]

Vancouver in 1917

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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. […]

Shopping on Robson Street in the 1970s

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Stretching from BC Place to Stanley Park, Robson Street has been one of the city’s most popular thoroughfares, and shopping destinations, for the last century. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, we can take a peek at what this bustling retail corridor looked like decades ago. Shopping on Robson Street in the 1970s Archives# […]

The First Public Garden in Vancouver

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The first public garden in Vancouver was once buried and forgotten, until the storm that decimated the park in 2006 unearthed its history. It’s the Stanley Park Rock Garden was laid out in 1911, the same year that the quarry that would become Queen Elizabeth Park was closed. The First Public Garden in Vancouver The […]