EVENT: Vancouver Historical Society Christmas Book Sale, Nov. 27

Vancouver Historical Society’s Christmas book sale DATE: Thursday, November 27 TIME: Starts at 6:30pm, speaker at 7:30pm LOCATION... Read More

EVENT – Places That Matter #79: The Commodore Ballroom, Nov. 26

Places That Matter #79: The Commodore Ballroom WHEN: November 26, doors open 7pm, program starts at 8pm WHERE: The Commodore Ballroom... Read More

Our Missing Heritage: What were we thinking? – Part One

In 1913 Vancouver had a thriving theatre district that included eight movie theatres as well as stock theatres like the Pantages and... Read More

CoV Graphic – Vancouver’s Historical Voter Turnout

*** For more information, visit vancouver.ca/vote or call 3-1-1. Read More

A Century After 1914: Vancouver’s War Memorials

Across Canada there are over 6,000 monuments and cenotaphs dedicated to remembering those who fought in the Great War (1914-18). This... Read More

Vancouver Confidential: Not your Dad’s history book

Those of us who write history books are used to being told “my dad would love that.” And while hearing things like this warms our... Read More

The Marine Building – Built on Rum?

I had thought the Marine Building was built by the Guinness family until I started doing some research on this Art Deco icon for my... Read More

Modernism in Vancouver Part Two: West Coast Modernism

While mid-century commercial architecture was embracing International Style with its clean-edged steel and glass construction... Read More

Repurposing old buildings: Bryan Adams’ Gastown Studio

The following post is an excerpt from Sensational Vancouver: Bryan Adams was a military brat born in Kingston, Ontario. His parents... Read More

Living History: An Interview with Eve Lazarus

Many people live by the idea that understanding the past is critical to understanding the present, and planning for the future. Yet... Read More