Step Back in Time at These Vancouver Area Historic Sites

The interior of the Britannia Mine Museum

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

Vancouver is proud of its history. Step back into time with a visit to a historic site to learn about local settler and Indigenous history. You can visit heritage homes, a mine, a cannery, a fur-trading fort, and an entire 1920s village – all without leaving Vancouver.

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Step Back in Time at These Vancouver Area Historic Sites

8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

A tour group inside the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler

Photo: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/Blake Jorgensen

Vancouver is a relatively young city at just 136 years old. However, we proudly celebrate our history. Explore 8 different Vancouver museums to learn about local history including sports, art, culture, and commerce.

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8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Welcome to the tranquil West End. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Tucked up against Vancouver’s downtown core, the West End is a gateway to Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Street and Robson Street. The district is also home to the city’s gay community, centred around Davie Village; as well as character-filled heritage homes, high-rise apartments and plenty of green spaces. Parks and beaches are the main attractions here, though the sheer variety of multicultural cuisine, and excellent people-watching, come in close behind.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Five Ways to Experience Vancouver’s Local History

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

As a large port city on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver has a long and curious history. Luckily, locals and visitors alike can immerse themselves in the gritty underbelly of downtown Vancouver with Forbidden Vancouver tours; learn more about First Nations history and cultures with Talaysay Tours; read up on the life of one of the city’s first bookbinders at Roedde House Museum; learn about Canada’s long fishing history at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery; and explore Vancouver’s immigration history at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

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Five Ways to Experience Vancouver’s Local History

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo: Andre Blanchard

 

Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through 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

 The forecast is looking fantastic for another beautiful Friday through Sunday.  Start planning with 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

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend