The Smilin' Buddha  Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late 70s was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.

The Smilin' Buddha Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.

The toll booth on the Lions Gate Bridge.

Vancouver History Tidbits: Lions Gate Bridge and the Guinness Family

Real Estate Office in Vancouver, 1886. #Vancouver #History

Selling real estate in Vancouver, BC Canada May taken on Georgia Street around Granville Street Photographer Harry Torkington Devine Private collection

Lions-Gate-Bridge-1940.

Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver – Claire from Vancouver

Oil Can Harry's  From 1966 to 1977, Danny Baceda and Frank Hook's three-room club on Thurlow Street was home to R, lounge music and jazz. Its cartoon-villain branding and playboy ethos made it the place to be, until it collapsed under the weight of its own excess.

Oil Can Harry's From 1966 to 1977, Danny Baceda and Frank Hook's three-room club on Thurlow Street was home to R, lounge music and jazz. Its cartoon-villain branding and playboy ethos made it the place to be, until it collapsed under the weight of its own excess.

Homer & Dunsmuir, 1900's

Vancouver History: Then and Now, Intersections

Unfinished third Hotel Vancouver, 1931. Looking down Burrard with the Second Hotel Vancouver on the left.

The unfinished third Hotel Vancouver in 1931 – a monument to the Great Depression The empty shell of the hotel would stand over the city for almost a decade. A giant monument to the dire financial plight the depression wrought upon Vancouver.

1908 – Hamilton & Pender

The domain building was completed in 1910 at 53 m was the first steel building frame in Vancouver and the tallest at the time being of the British empire!

From the PNG archives: Queen Elizabeth arrives at the #Vancouver International Airport. The Queen is seen here shaking hands with Margaret Trudeau while Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau stands by. #history #royalty

From the PNG archives: Queen Elizabeth arrives at the International Airport. The Queen is seen here shaking hands with Margaret Trudeau while Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau stands by.

The Pink Pussycat  In the 1960s, Danny Baceda, Harvey Eisen and then Roger Gibson ran the city's first disco, where Water Street meets Cordova. Before Luv-A-Fair, before Graceland, before Republic, this was where the city came to dance.

The Pink Pussycat In the 1960s, Danny Baceda, Harvey Eisen and then Roger Gibson ran the city's first disco, where Water Street meets Cordova. Before Luv-A-Fair, before Graceland, before Republic, this was where the city came to dance.

Police car in West Vancouver

Top 20 Photos from Vancouver's History

West Vancouver police officers driving a Chevrolet along the 1900 block of Marine Drive.

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