The late Chuck Davis was a Vancouver writer who wrote, co-wrote, and/or edited 15 books. Most of them are on local history. He openly considered The History of Metropolitan Vancouver. as the capstone of his career. Chuck’s passion for history was contagious and all the information he gathered and wrote about is the priceless gift he has left the citizens of Vancouver.

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1985

1985 saw Rick Hanson’s epic around-the-world Man in Motion tour begin from Oakridge Mall. It also marked the opening of  of Skytrain... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1984

Pope John Paul II in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Joe Marquette This year saw the well-received arrival of Pope John Paul II –... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1983

Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. The year 1983, saw the creation of the Province newspaper in tabloid format, the... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1982

Coach Roger Neilson and his Stanley Cup finalist Vancouver Canucks. Photo courtesy of Canucks Central. This important year saw the... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1981

Kwantlen University College’s Richmond campus. Photo by Arnold C, wikipedia. As the city’s population dipped in 1981, most of... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1980

The Carnegie Building, photographed here under construction in 1902, reopened in 1980. Item # CVA 1376-27. 1980 saw the start of... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1979

View of Burrard Street from Pender Street in May, 1979. Item # CVA 780-45. In 1979, a former premier and a local hockey star passed... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1978

The 100-block of East Pender Street in April 1978. Item # CVA 780-470. This year laid the groundwork for the biggest event in... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1977

A view of downtown Vancouver from Cambie Bridge in June 1977. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Archives. Item # CVA 780-1. It was 1977 that... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1976

The 1000 block of Robson Street in February, 1976. Item # CVA 780-406. In 1976, ICBC rates skyrocketed, the Museum of Anthropology got... Read More