Vancouver History Photos: Lighthouses
Living on the coast we are no stranger to the steady sound of a fog horn or passing beam from a lighthouse when the weather turns, making you want to stay inside on a blustery autumn day clasping a hot cup of a pumpkin pie-flavoured beverage. Today's roundup of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives features bright beacons in times of darkness that offer light and hope: the noble lighthouse. Vancouver History Photos: Lighthouses 1890s: Prospect Point. Archives# LGN 468. Photo: R.H…
On Aug. 2, 1970, the B.C. ferry Queen of Victoria collided with the Russian freighter Sergey Yesenin in Active Pass. Three people were killed, including a 31-year-old woman and her seven-month-old son.
There Used To Be A Pier Right Here
English Bay Pier in 1916 One of the greatest mysteries to me is the disappearance of the famous pier that used to exist in English Bay. Built in 1907, the walking/bathing pier was the principal attraction for summer strollers doing their evening promenade and even featured a glassed in dance hall called "The Prom" for fashionable couples to romance the night away. For over 30 years people enjoyed this delightful extension into the ocean but neglected its upkeep and, on April 17th 1938, it…
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In 2015, we featured a gallery of historical images of Toronto. This time we head to the West Coast and dig through the City of Vancouver's archives for our blast from the past. If you've been to Vancouver or live here, some of these images will blow your mind. And, if you really like one of these pictures, you'll be happy to know that you can buy prints from the City of Vancouver's archives department.
In 1878, the Government of Canada opened the British Columbia Penitentiary, the first federal penitentiary west of Manitoba. "BC Pen", or simply "the Pen", as it was known, was located between the Sapperton neighbourhood and what is now Queen's Park. It housed maximum-security prisoners for the next 102 years, closing in 1980. It has been the scene of many famous trials and executions, including those of the Wild McLean Boys and Simon Gunanoot. The original centre block of the Pen, reputedly…
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