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History of Metro Vancouver: Coal Harbour, 1868

History of Metro Vancouver: Coal Harbour, 1868

img: City of Vancouver Archives, St Pk N4 1868 Coal Harbour An early view of downtown, this image shows a First Nations dwelling in what is now trendy Coal Harbour, close to Robson and Georgia Streets.
History of Metro Vancouver: Lumber Ships, 1867

History of Metro Vancouver: Lumber Ships, 1867

img: City of Vancouver Archives, Mi P47 1867 Lumber ships After Sew Moody and Captain Stamp started sawmills in the 1860s, Burrard Inlet filled with windjammers loading lumber. View the entire Metro Vancouver History 365 Series HERE .
History of Metro Vancouver: Barkerville, 1862

History of Metro Vancouver: Barkerville, 1862

img: BC Mining Museum 1862 Barkerville In 1862, prospector Billy Barker discovered gold in Williams Creek, leading to the foundation of Barkerville, a gold-rush town that grew to be the largest in western Canada for a short time.
History of Metro Vancouver: SS Beaver, 1836

History of Metro Vancouver: SS Beaver, 1836

img: City of Vancouver Archives, Bo P354. Photo S.J. Thompson 1836 SS Beaver Don’t be too quick to judge this ship by its appearance.
History of Metro Vancouver: Before Vancouver, 1791

History of Metro Vancouver: Before Vancouver, 1791

Jim McKenzie illustration 1791 Before Vancouver Difficult as it is to imagine now, this is the landscape that young Spanish explorer José Maria Narváez would have seen when he arrived in the Vancouver area in 1791, beating British Captain George Vanc
100 Years, 100 Treasures: Celebrating the museum’s history

100 Years, 100 Treasures: Celebrating the museum’s history

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s ambitious project, 100 Years, 100 Treasures , is about celebration. It celebrates the heart of the museum’s collection, the history that brought it together, and the community that makes it all happen.
VIDEO: First Wave of Urban Reform

VIDEO: First Wave of Urban Reform

The modern Canadian city was made possible by our First Wave of Urban Reform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjwZxXzGHXk Sam Sullivan is publishing 3 minute video blogs on British Columbia history and issues.
VIDEO: How the Hudson Bay Company State saved British Columbia

VIDEO: How the Hudson Bay Company State saved British Columbia

Our province could easily have been part of the United States. The story of how the Hudson Bay Company State saved British Columbia. https://youtu.be/LQ_u-wgMKCw Sam Sullivan is publishing 3 minute video blogs on British Columbia history and issues.
Transporting Expo 86: Bikes, Beers and Bali

Transporting Expo 86: Bikes, Beers and Bali

img: Museum Of Vancouver The Museum of Vancouver continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Expo 86 with a celebratory evening of presentations and musical performance that recall Expo's central theme: transportation.
Delving into Vancouver’s Criminal Past: An Interview with Eve Lazarus

Delving into Vancouver’s Criminal Past: An Interview with Eve Lazarus

On Thu May 26, Eve Lazarus will give an illustrated talk on Vancouver’s history of crime, corruption and unsolved murders. The talk is by donation at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St) at 7:30pm.