Archive of posts tagged "museum"

New Westminster 150 Heritage Trolley Tour

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s New Westminster’s 150th anniversary so they’re celebrating with events and activities throughout the year. Yesterday while out and about for my third annual Sapperton Days adventure I found out about a heritage trolley tour taking place next weekend. Six trolleys will be running around town on Saturday, June 20th and you can hop on/hop […]

Arthur Erickson Photo Tribute

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday Vancouver lost an icon who helped shape many city skylines. World-renowned architect Arthur Erickson passed away at the age of 84 and included below are some photos I’ve found that capture just some of his influence on our region. Simon Fraser University Photo credit: devlyn on Flickr Photo credit: mandyjansen on Flickr Robson Square […]

Kilby Historic Site: Circle Farm Tour

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The next stop on the Circle Farm Tour for my group this week was the Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills [Google Map]. Kilby was a bustling whistle stop destination home to thousands at its peak where Mr Acton Kilby ran the general store (1906), post office, hotel, and most elements you’d find in a […]

BC History: Dunsmuir

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As we were taking a stroll down Dunsmuir Street in Cumberland this weekend, Keira was filling me in on all of the regional history. I realized that even though I’ve profiled the origins of street names in Vancouver, I have never mentioned Dunsmuir and the family’s impact around the province. Aside from the street traversing […]

Barclay Heritage Square Photowalk

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I took full advantage of the Orange Day initiative today and went on two photowalks in lovely public spaces in New Westminster and downtown Vancouver. This morning there was brunch at the Quay along the Fraser River with my mother and later this afternoon John and I roamed around Barclay Heritage Square in Vancouver’s West […]

Spring Break Activities 2009

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s currently Spring Break in Vancouver for most school-goers and even though it’s grey and blustery there are still many activities around town that are fun for the entire family. Vancouver Aquarium A staple of Vancouver attractions and education, the Vancouver Aquarium has events and performances planned each day this week including appearances by Bobs […]