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 1975

A painter at VanDusen Gardens in July, 1975. Item # CVA 1502-425. It was in 1975 that it became easier to get to the airport, VanDusen... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1974

The Credit Foncier Building, photographed in 1974, was designated this year as a Heritage Building. Item # CVA 778-212. In 1974, the... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1973

Granville Island, photographed here in 1917, would see major transformations begin in 1973. See details below. Item # Wat P93. This... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1970

Burrard and Georgia in May, 1970. Item # CVA 447-363. Photo by Walter E. Frost. In 1970, Greenpeace was born and the brand-new... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1969

Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. Item # CVA 780-287. It was a busy time for film production in Vancouver, a local writer... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1968

The 900 block of Granville Street in 1968. Item # CVA 780-52. In 1968, a B.C. skier struck gold at the Olympics, a few local landmarks... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1967

Pender and Carrall Sts in the 1960s. A transportation plan in 1967 proposed great changes in this neighbourhood. Photo by Walter E... Read More

A Year in Five Minutes: Vancouver 1966

The Centennial Fountain at Hornby and Georgia. Photographed here in 1969, it was built in 1966. Item # CVA 780-62. In 1966, Grouse... Read More