Archive of posts tagged "history"

Vancouver History: Burrard Bridge

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A few months ago I put the call out on Twitter to see what people have been curious to know about Vancouver’s past. There were some great suggestions about Joe Fortes and the Great Fire along with several more tidbits that would be interesting to research. A few people asked about the Burrard Bridge and […]

Vancouver History: Ceperley

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The Ceperley Meadow at Second Beach in Stanley Park is home to festivals, bike rides, power walks, and outdoor movie nights. It’s also where you can find the site of Vancouver’s first children’s playground after Grace Ceperley (who loved children) willed an endowment for that purpose in the late 1920s. Photo credit: steveleenow on Flickr […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Picnics

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Browsing the Vancouver Archives digital collection I once again selected a single keyword and searched the image results. Today’s compilation features “picnics” as a tribute to the remarkably warm late September weather we’re experiencing. Year: 1890s In this photo: Strawberry picnic in Stanley Park Vancouver Archives Item #: SGN 965 Year: 1900s In this photo: […]

Help Tell the Story of Vancouver’s History

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Chuck Davis, local historian and founder of has been working on a book for several years that will be called, The History of Metropolitan Vancouver. The website alone is an invaluable resource with over a century’s worth of historic moments, oddities, newspaper clippings and articles about our region. I heard this morning that due […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Competitions

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Browsing the Vancouver Archives digital collection I sometimes sort my search by category or keyword. The following is a compilation of old-timey images from our city’s past, all having to do with “competitions”. Year: 1918 In this photo: Military Sports, sack fight on beam Photographer: Stuart Thomson Vancouver Archives Item #: CVA 99-638 Year: 1928 […]