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11 Vancouver History Tidbits

Monday, March 24th, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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Sometimes when we think we’re just getting to know the ins and outs of our 128-year old city we learn something new. From the funny and fascinating to historical fact, here is a random group of 11 Vancouver History Tidbits: Although she’s often mistaken for one, the Girl in Wetsuit statue in the water along […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park Visitors

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 9:34am PDT
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Stanley Park is Vancouver’s favourite outdoor recreation destination in the heart of the city. With over 8 million annual visitors, this National Historic Site has been ranked among the top city parks in the world. We enjoy its Seawall, forest trails, attractions, beaches, rose garden, and how it provides us with a splash of nature […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Knight Street Bridge

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT
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It’s not as old as the Pattullo or as iconic as the Lions Gate but today the Knight Street Bridge turns 39. It was on January 15, 1974 that the Richmond and Vancouver bridge opened to traffic. Over the years it has served a purpose and its most noteworthy and newsworthy moments haven’t usually been […]

Vancouver History Oddities: Crow Commute

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 — 11:29am PDT
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If you’ve lived in Vancouver long enough there are a few things that become a part of your everyday routine. At noon the O! Canada horns will sound at Canada Place, at 9:00pm the Nine O’Clock Gun will fire, and at around 5:30pm tens of thousands of crows will retreat to Burnaby from Vancouver. Photo […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park Trail Names Part 2

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 — 2:14pm PDT
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I love stepping under the canopy of Stanley Park‘s forest trails, detouring from the concrete paths of the Sea Wall and surrounding thoroughfares. A few years ago I profiled the origins of several Stanley Park Trail Names including Merilees, Rawlings, Tatlow, Thompson, and Tisdall. Tourism Vancouver recently launched their ultimate guide to Stanley Park (useful […]

History Tidbits: Grey Cup in Vancouver

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 — 11:01am PDT
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They 99th Grey Cup Championship is coming to Vancouver at the end of this week with a parade, festival, and final game in which our BC Lions are participating. The Lions had a bumpy start to their season at Empire Field but moved into their renovated home at BC Place and stormed up the ranks […]