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Photo: Check out what Vancouver's power lines used to look like

Photo: Check out what Vancouver's power lines used to look like

Electricity was still a new technology at the time.
5 things you (probably) didn't know about Metro Vancouver transit

5 things you (probably) didn't know about Metro Vancouver transit

At one point trolley bus drivers didn't have driver's license? It's true!
Vancouver Now & Then: The El Cid Hotel

Vancouver Now & Then: The El Cid Hotel

This building has a long and storied past.
After over a decade, Vancouver's museum show of 'ugly' neon signs is turning off the lights

After over a decade, Vancouver's museum show of 'ugly' neon signs is turning off the lights

But the display isn't going permanently dark...
Check out this 130-year-old photo of Vancouver's waterfront

Check out this 130-year-old photo of Vancouver's waterfront

Vancouver has long been a port city
Girls in skimpy costumes set off Burnaby school scandal – 94 years ago

Girls in skimpy costumes set off Burnaby school scandal – 94 years ago

'Ratepayers do not pay to have their girls taught to throw their legs about,' said one trustee about a 1928 Burnaby South High School concert that featured two girls dancing in 'Hawaiian' outfits they'd made.
Early Deep Cove settler recalls life 'in the bush'

Early Deep Cove settler recalls life 'in the bush'

Life was a lot harder in Deep Cove in 1926. 98-year-old Mary Babcock can tell you that
Time Traveller: Interactive tool lets you map the slopes of Mount Seymour

Time Traveller: Interactive tool lets you map the slopes of Mount Seymour

The Mount Seymour History Project tells a unique story of winter recreation on the North Shore.
Photo: An aerial shot of Richmond...from 1931

Photo: An aerial shot of Richmond...from 1931

Back in the day when there were no high rises and no major structures, for that matter
Vancouver Now & Then: Mount Pleasant's Ashnola Apartments

Vancouver Now & Then: Mount Pleasant's Ashnola Apartments

Time travel to see what this familiar building looked like in the 1940s.