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East Vancouver dad compares Whistler’s party scene, then and now

East Vancouver dad compares Whistler’s party scene, then and now

Read about the evolution of Whistler's party scene through the eyes of an East Vancouver father who enjoys spending time with his family there now.
Here's how the world famous Nanaimo bathtub races came to be (WITH VIDEO)

Here's how the world famous Nanaimo bathtub races came to be (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of BC Was Awesome I travel to Nanaimo to get the story of how their world famous bathtub races came to be. It all started with the guy who is arguably their most popular mayor ever: Frank Ney.
The first settlers on Salt Spring Island were slaves who had bought their freedom (WITH VIDEO)

The first settlers on Salt Spring Island were slaves who had bought their freedom (WITH VIDEO)

In this episode of BC Was Awesome I travel to Salt Spring Island to hang out with Naidine Sims, a descendant of some of the first settlers on this Gulf island. Sylvia Stark and her family made the trek to Canada over 150 years ago - on foot.
Somebody let invasive camels go wild in B.C. during the gold rush (WITH VIDEO)

Somebody let invasive camels go wild in B.C. during the gold rush (WITH VIDEO)

During the gold rush in B.C. some curious animals were brought here to carry the prospectors' supplies: camels! Bactrian camels to be exact. The ones with two humps.
This B.C. man built a pyramid here then held up an embassy with an AK-47 (VIDEO)

This B.C. man built a pyramid here then held up an embassy with an AK-47 (VIDEO)

 Eddy Haymour is a somewhat misguided visionary whose story is forever tied to Rattlesnake Island on Okanagan Lake. In the 1970s Haymour decided wanted to build a Middle Eastern theme park on the lake. He saved up, bought one, and went to work.
Check out what it was like on the PNE midway back in 1960 (VIDEO)

Check out what it was like on the PNE midway back in 1960 (VIDEO)

What was it like to hit the midway at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver back in 1960?
A brief history of the Town Pump, Vancouver's last great rock and roll club

A brief history of the Town Pump, Vancouver's last great rock and roll club

If you loved live music you loved the Town Pump, because every genre of music played its stage too
This ancient B.C. cave has been designated a national historic site

This ancient B.C. cave has been designated a national historic site

An ancient cave in Charlie Lake home to thousands of years of indigenous history has been designated a national historic site by Parks Canada.
In 1976, nine cows went overboard under the Lions Gate Bridge

In 1976, nine cows went overboard under the Lions Gate Bridge

This high “steaks” story from Sept. 28, 1976, found a herd of cows gone overboard in the waters of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.
Back in 1931, Vancouver's airport served just 1072 passengers in one year

Back in 1931, Vancouver's airport served just 1072 passengers in one year

Vancouver International Airport, then known as Sea Island Airport, opened in 1931