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Vancouver had an 'official' town fool in the 1960s

Vancouver had an 'official' town fool in the 1960s

He had two university degrees but decided to play the fool
Check out this bird's-eye view of Downtown Vancouver in 1957 compared to now

Check out this bird's-eye view of Downtown Vancouver in 1957 compared to now

'Are you sure these are not just bar graphs of rent prices?'
This 1957 map will help you escape if an atomic bomb hits Vancouver

This 1957 map will help you escape if an atomic bomb hits Vancouver

It offers a glimpse into Vancouver after the second world war
Remastered video captures what Vancouver looked like during WW2

Remastered video captures what Vancouver looked like during WW2

What did Vancouver look like almost 80 years ago? Like this!
The East Van Cross was meant to be installed on Main St near Broadway

The East Van Cross was meant to be installed on Main St near Broadway

True story
The story of Vancouver's first lifeguard, Joe Fortes

The story of Vancouver's first lifeguard, Joe Fortes

Joe was crowned Citizen of the Century in 1986
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.