Archive of posts tagged "vancouver icons"

Vancouver Icons: Gassy Jack Statue

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

UPDATE 2022: The Gassy Jack statue has been toppled during the Women’s Memorial March. UPDATE 2016: This is an important read: “Indigenous activists say the story of Gassy Jack is missing sordid details.” Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton is a local legend and namesake for the area of downtown Vancouver known as Gastown. The Gassy […]

Vancouver Icons: Marine Building

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week I began a new series called “Vancouver Icons” that will combine information about famous city landmarks with a collection of photos I find on Flickr. When I first started blogging I wanted to showcase the lesser-known aspects of Vancouver life, history, and culture – helping people explore beyond the tourist traps and […]

Vancouver Icons: Angel of Victory

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s ‘Places that Matter‘ committee, I get my fix of local history at every meeting. I was recently looking through some of the sites already nominated for designation and found the Angel of Victory. Installed in 1921, it is one of the city’s most prominent statues, located along […]