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Vancouver Now & Then: The Templeton Block, 1940 and 2020

Vancouver Now & Then: The Templeton Block, 1940 and 2020

It was among the first brick buildings constructed after the Great Vancouver Fire.
5 things you (probably) didn't know about Vancouver's China Creek skatepark

5 things you (probably) didn't know about Vancouver's China Creek skatepark

Often called Vancouver's oldest skatepark, there's one older...
Time Traveller: Here's a North Van fire station more than 100 years ago

Time Traveller: Here's a North Van fire station more than 100 years ago

The all-volunteer fire brigade back in 1915 included several high school boys who were quick to respond if it got them out of class.
Vancouver Now & Then: St. Paul's Hospital, 1935 and 2020

Vancouver Now & Then: St. Paul's Hospital, 1935 and 2020

There has been a working hospital on this site since 1894 - but that's set to change sooner than later.
Photo: This is what a music festival looked like over 130 years ago in Vancouver

Photo: This is what a music festival looked like over 130 years ago in Vancouver

Summer is music festival season.
5 things you (probably) didn't know about baseball in Vancouver

5 things you (probably) didn't know about baseball in Vancouver

The 'boys of summer' may be an American icon, but Vancouver has had its fair share of baseball history on local diamonds.
This car decked out in roses is from when flowers were hotter than vegetables in Vancouver

This car decked out in roses is from when flowers were hotter than vegetables in Vancouver

A Vancouver florist learned people were willing to pay more for his flowers than his vegetables.
Vancouver Now & Then: The (haunted) Pennsylvania Hotel in 1931 and 2020

Vancouver Now & Then: The (haunted) Pennsylvania Hotel in 1931 and 2020

Workers onsite for the 2008 upgrade of the historic building reported some unusual activity...
Here are 18 photos that show what 'going to the game' meant in Vancouver over a century ago.

Here are 18 photos that show what 'going to the game' meant in Vancouver over a century ago.

Lacrosse, cricket and rugby were all popular pastimes here.
5 things you (probably) didn't know about Vancouver's geography and geology

5 things you (probably) didn't know about Vancouver's geography and geology

Vancouver is a city in eastern B.C. No, really.