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Heritage House Tour celebrates adaptation

Heritage House Tour celebrates adaptation

One of the themes of this year’s Vancouver Heritage House Tour will be “adaptable heritage" - the ability to adapt and survive through the generations.
Everything you need to know about the history of the 4/20 protest

Everything you need to know about the history of the 4/20 protest

It’s been 25 years since Vancouver’s first 4/20 pot protest and, as the controversy surrounding the event continues to grow
Here's what it was like to visit Stanley Park in 1959 (VIDEO)

Here's what it was like to visit Stanley Park in 1959 (VIDEO)

You can take a five-and-a-half minute trek through some prime locations within Vancouver's Stanley Park thanks to this video from 1959.
This Expo 86 relic will leave the New West waterfront after over 30 years

This Expo 86 relic will leave the New West waterfront after over 30 years

After more than three decades on New Westminster’s waterfront esplanade, Tugger is set to be replaced by a new play zone that includes a series of little tuggers.
B.C. strengthens protections of heritage, archeological sites with updated law

B.C. strengthens protections of heritage, archeological sites with updated law

It would be mandatory in British Columbia to report the discovery of sites or objects of potential heritage value to the government's archeology branch under changes to legislation introduced Wednesday.
Letter showing debts of one of Vancouver's founders up for auction

Letter showing debts of one of Vancouver's founders up for auction

A legal document written after the May 1875 death of John Deighton, better known as Gassy Jack, lists the debts of one of the first men to bring liquor to the hardscrabble community of Granville, which eventually became the city of Vancouver.
Time travel to Vancouver in 1958 via this sweet but cringe-y British newsreel (VIDEO)

Time travel to Vancouver in 1958 via this sweet but cringe-y British newsreel (VIDEO)

Take an exciting ride over the Atlantic and west across the Rockies to Vancouver in 1958
Five free walking tours that will teach you about Vancouver's heritage

Five free walking tours that will teach you about Vancouver's heritage

It’s Heritage Week in B.C., and what better way to learn about Vancouver’s past than by walking around in the sunshine forecast for this weekend. The Great Fire of Vancouver.
Vancouver Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment highlighted in new Heritage Minute

Vancouver Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment highlighted in new Heritage Minute

A new Heritage Minute is sharing the story of a pioneering baseball team in British Columbia and the government policy that tore them apart.
5 things you didn't know about the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

5 things you didn't know about the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

In our ongoing 5 things series, we uncover some interesting and unusual details about Vancouver. Instruments up, because it's time to take a look at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.