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B.C. once had a jet engine-powered snowplow

B.C. once had a jet engine-powered snowplow

It was like a gigantic dragster
Woman's matches find sparks memories for Richmond residents

Woman's matches find sparks memories for Richmond residents

Joanne Kendrick discovered a box full of books of matches under her stairs, which represented a slew of Richmond businesses from the '60s and '70s
Incredible restored film of Vancouver in 1907 is basically time travel (VIDEO)

Incredible restored film of Vancouver in 1907 is basically time travel (VIDEO)

Check out the city as it looked over a century ago 🎥
This new app guides users on history walks around Vancouver

This new app guides users on history walks around Vancouver

Historic sites don't exist on a planned path, so Chris King built an app to help guide visitors and locals along some of the best routes in the city.
Archival photo shows West End storefronts in 1928

Archival photo shows West End storefronts in 1928

A look back on Denman St in the 1920s
How'd it look? Vancouver photographer creates photo-comparisons of historic local sites

How'd it look? Vancouver photographer creates photo-comparisons of historic local sites

The site's slider tool allows people to compare historical shots with the 2020 version.
There used to be a gas station on the corner of Granville and Broadway

There used to be a gas station on the corner of Granville and Broadway

Back when leaded gasoline was a thing
Here's what proof of vaccination looked like for Canadian immigrants in 1910

Here's what proof of vaccination looked like for Canadian immigrants in 1910

Immigrants would present this to prevent being held in detention
Learn all about BC's Black pioneers with this online exhibit

Learn all about BC's Black pioneers with this online exhibit

BC Black History Awareness Society launches robust online exhibit
This secret armoured train patrolled a B.C. river during WWII

This secret armoured train patrolled a B.C. river during WWII

The No. 1 Armoured Train ran up and down the Skeena from 1943-1944