A Brief History of Vancouver’s Neon Signs

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If you were walking the dim streets of Vancouver back in the 1950's, you wouldn't have been able to walk a block without seeing a neon sign or two. This city was home to 19,000 neon signs—one for every 18 people in Vancouver at the time and second only to Las Vegas. This neon glory is now a mere glimmer of Vancouver's bright past ever since the city laid down the law against neon 'distractions' in the '70s. The signs themselves have faded in popularity over the years, but this doesn't mean that every sign has disappeared. Have a look at the historic past of some of Vancouver's last standing neon signs that have a legendary place in our city's present.