Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Imagine if a city could tell you its stories as you strolled through its neighborhoods. As you walk by a mural, you long dismissed on your daily commute, a voice chimes in. “This mural depicts J.W. Horne’s real estate office in a hollow log somewhere around Georgia and Granville St. in 1886. J.W. Horne was originally from Ontario but made his fortune following the westward expansion of the CPR. In 1886 he moved to Vancouver just as the CPR completed its western terminus at Granville.

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Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Visit the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives in Vancouver’s West End

Ron Dutton, sorting through a piece of the Archives | Image via Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re not a LGBTQ+ library/archives nerd like me, you probably don’t even know that nestled in Vancouver’s West End is the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives, an incredible resource preserving the history of both Vancouver and the wider province’s LGBTQ+ populations. Late last year, I visited the Archives to do some research on the history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ+ Out on the Shelves Library (more on that in a future post!). I was astounded at the breadth and depth of material and at the dedication of the archivist Ron Dutton, who selflessly runs the archives out of his own apartment!

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Visit the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives in Vancouver’s West End

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This Friday to Sunday is packed with arts, community festivals, live music.. and the Celebration of Light!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of dance, music, fashion, and community celebrations this weekend.  How many can you fit in 3 days?  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Top 5 Endangered Heritage Sites in Vancouver

Photo credit: Jasperdo | Flickr

Photo credit: Jasperdo | Flickr

It’s no secret that Vancouver is a city in transition.  Dozens of cranes dot the horizon and quaint older neighbourhoods are being reborn as hip urban centres.

But the price of those changes is lost heritage and history.  Heritage Vancouver just released its annual list of the top endangered sites in Vancouver.  The report warns that “heritage character homes are disappearing at an alarming rate,” while earthquake-readiness upgrades are being used as “an opportunity to demolish our heritage schools.”

Here are the Top 5 Endangered Sites in the city as identified by Heritage Vancouver. Each entry identifies a particular building under threat, a whole class of structures being lost or both. Continue reading:
Top 5 Endangered Heritage Sites in Vancouver