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Why is there a Spirit Bear in captivity in British Columbia?

Why is there a Spirit Bear in captivity in British Columbia?

The Spirit Bear is unique to B.C.
Here's how and why the East Van Cross sculpture got built

Here's how and why the East Van Cross sculpture got built

Ken Lum's artwork is "religious and sacrilegious at the same time"
Game changer: The first SkyTrain ran 34 years ago today (PHOTOS)

Game changer: The first SkyTrain ran 34 years ago today (PHOTOS)

A highlight of Expo '86, Vancouver's SkyTrain opened on Dec. 11, 1985, offering free service for the first eight days. As such, today marks the transportation system's 34th birthday.
Did you know that North Vancouver has a 90-year-old subway?

Did you know that North Vancouver has a 90-year-old subway?

See Bloedel Conservatory’s opening day in 1969 (VIDEO)

See Bloedel Conservatory’s opening day in 1969 (VIDEO)

The insane story of Prince George's Sandblast sand skiing event (WITH VIDEO)

The insane story of Prince George's Sandblast sand skiing event (WITH VIDEO)

We're kicking off the release of Season 3 of our history TV show BC Was Awesome with the story of Prince George's Sandblast! Started in 1971, it was a summertime ski race down a sketchy sand track.
Two Japanese landmarks in Vancouver receive historic national designation (PHOTOS)

Two Japanese landmarks in Vancouver receive historic national designation (PHOTOS)

The Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall were given a National Historic Site designation by Parks Canada - joining a select group of such places in Metro Vancouver.
You can explore major WWI battlegrounds with this interactive tool (MAPS)

You can explore major WWI battlegrounds with this interactive tool (MAPS)

Canadians can travel over a hundred years back in time this Remembrance Day and explore historical spots and major battlegrounds of World War I online.
The first B.C. ferry company was a rowboat up and down Okanagan Lake (WITH VIDEO)

The first B.C. ferry company was a rowboat up and down Okanagan Lake (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of our history TV show, BC Was Awesome , we dig in to the story of Thomas "Captain" Shorts. An entrepreneur through-and-through, Shorts ran the first rudimentary ferry service up and down Okanagan Lake.
Dinosaur unique to B.C. is now officially recognized

Dinosaur unique to B.C. is now officially recognized

Almost 50 years after the discovery of a mysterious claw in Northern B.C., the first dinosaur unique to B.C. has been officially recognized.