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Terrorists threatened to kidnap Vancouver mayor Tom “Terrific” 50 years ago today

Terrorists threatened to kidnap Vancouver mayor Tom “Terrific” 50 years ago today

A sinister ripple of the October Crisis hit Vancouver in 1970
This Scottish butcher shop stood in the heart of downtown Vancouver for nearly a century

This Scottish butcher shop stood in the heart of downtown Vancouver for nearly a century

A beautiful new book shares the history of James Inglis Reid, whose Granville Street butcher shop served as Vancouver's 'Larder of the Wise' for decades.
'Time travel' back to 1930s Vancouver via this incredible new video

'Time travel' back to 1930s Vancouver via this incredible new video

Ever wonder what it might have looked like to walk the streets of downtown Vancouver nearly a century ago?
How a once busy ferry became a floating restaurant in North Vancouver

How a once busy ferry became a floating restaurant in North Vancouver

For over 40 years, the boat welcomed diners on the waters at the foot of Lonsdale
This hotel was one of North Vancouver's most popular attractions in the early 1900s

This hotel was one of North Vancouver's most popular attractions in the early 1900s

The Hotel North Vancouver became the focus for the growing Lower Lonsdale community and a holiday resort for visitors, offering rooms for “$2 per day and up."
Garibaldi never set foot in B.C.. Why is a park still named after him?

Garibaldi never set foot in B.C.. Why is a park still named after him?

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Garibaldi Park Reserve. The Squamish Nation know the mountain as Nch’ḵay̓, a place of refuge during the Great Flood.
Canadian TV artifact still in search of new home on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast

Canadian TV artifact still in search of new home on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast

The Beachcombers ended 30 years ago, and now one man's effort to find a new home for one of its most important artifacts continues.
This service station once drew motorists to North Vancouver for its novelty architecture

This service station once drew motorists to North Vancouver for its novelty architecture

Novelty architecture like this "Old Dutch Mill" became popular as travel by automobile increased in the 1930s
This free new audio walking tour takes you deep into the stories of Vancouver's eclectic West End

This free new audio walking tour takes you deep into the stories of Vancouver's eclectic West End

All you need are some headphones and good walking shoes
BC Ferries' oldest vessel up for sale on Craigslist (PHOTOS)

BC Ferries' oldest vessel up for sale on Craigslist (PHOTOS)

Wanna buy a boat?