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99 years ago, British Columbians started driving on the right-hand side of the road

99 years ago, British Columbians started driving on the right-hand side of the road

Residents drove on the left until 1922
Here's the story behind Vancouver's 100-year-old Polar Bear Swim

Here's the story behind Vancouver's 100-year-old Polar Bear Swim

It started with one Vancouver man who convinced his friends it would be great to swim in English Bay on New Year's Day
Blackcomb Mountain celebrates its 40th anniversary

Blackcomb Mountain celebrates its 40th anniversary

Blackcomb Mountain opened just three days after its targeted opening date, a feat described by the management at the time as “not bad.”
This book chronicles what it was like to work at Vancouver's legendary Woodward's Food Floor in the sixties

This book chronicles what it was like to work at Vancouver's legendary Woodward's Food Floor in the sixties

In her first-person account of her years as a store clerk, author Margaret Cadwaladr takes us back in time to the Woodward's Food Floor at Hastings and Abbott in the late 1960s.
Halloween disappearance of SFU student still baffles Burnaby RCMP 36 years later

Halloween disappearance of SFU student still baffles Burnaby RCMP 36 years later

In 1988, SFU's security director suggested the case could be linked to occult activity on the Burnaby Mountain campus, but police said that was 'very unlikely.'
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."