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Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Pirate Treasure, 1932

Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Pirate Treasure, 1932

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Colonel Jack Leckie was an engineer and soldier of fortune who fought Boers, Bolsheviks, Huns, and Nazis during his career . He settled in Vancouver in 1910.

Vancouver 1986 GIF

Everyone in Vancouver should be following Vancouver Rising , a new Tumblr that takes archival videos and turns them into quick and beautifully awesome GIFs.

Vancouver in 1948 with Bing Crosby

I won't sleep until every Tumblr user in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising , a new blog that turns archival videos into quick and super awesome GIFs.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Sputnik, 1957

Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Sputnik, 1957

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .

Vancouver Rising in 1986 and 1970

I will not sleep until every Tumblr user in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising , a new blog that turns archival videos into quick and super awesome GIFs.

VIDEO: Banshees Over Canada documentary about Vancouver WWII air raid preparations

Air raid wardens in Vancouver? Yep. The Royal BC Museum shared this amazing archival film from the National FIlm Board on their BLOG today. In 1943, when this film was made, BC had the largest air siren system in the world.
Coal Harbour squatters, 1911

Coal Harbour squatters, 1911

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . For much of Vancouver’s history, the shores surrounding the city was home to squatters living in houseboats and cabins.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Texas Guinan, 1933

Vancouver Was Awesome: Texas Guinan, 1933

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Reconstructing Gastown, 1972

Vancouver Was Awesome: Reconstructing Gastown, 1972

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . In the late 1960s, community activists mobilized to block a major freeway proposal that would have decimated Chinatown, Strathcona, and Gastown.
Happy 30th, @BCPlace!

Happy 30th, @BCPlace!

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who grew up in British Columbia who doesn't have a memory connected to the iconic stadium named after their province.