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Tour season is well underway! Founder Will Woods is hitting the streets with some intrepid folks tonight on Prohibition City - Victory Sq, Chinatown and Gastown here we come!

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The view of downtown Vancouver from the old Georgia Street viaduct, taken by James Crookall in 1930.

In 1912, the World Building was the tallest commercial building in the British Empire, and home to Vancouver newspaper, “The World.” In 1924, Seattle moving company Bekins bought the tower and installed its huge sign on the roof. The Vancouver Sun would be the next owner – making the tower its home from 1937 to 1965. Indeed, it was the Vancouver Sun who renamed the building the Sun Tower, and the name has stuck ever since.

A portion of the empty lot shown in the photograph is now occupied by Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

With thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives: CVA 260-306
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The view of the Capilano Hotel by James Crookall in 1918.

In 1906, an Irishman named Dickson W. Kells opened his Swiss chalet-style Hotel Capilano in Capilano Canyon. The hotel had 15 bedrooms and attracted anglers, hikers and bear hunters. Costing $3.50 a night, the Capilano Hotel was the main accommodation in the area until its rival Canyon View Hotel opened its doors three years later, attracting wealthier clients who came for more gentle adventures such as guided picnic tours.

With thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives: CVA 260-1069
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Explore heritage sites in Vancouver with Vancouver Heritage's addicting heritage site finder.

#Vancouver   #History   

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"Desmond was a successful black businesswoman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat in a whites-only section of a theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 2010, 64 years after the incident, the Nova Scotia government acknowledged this gross injustice and posthumously granted Desmond a free pardon, as well as an apology to her family and to the black community in Nova Scotia."

#History   #CivilRights   #Canada  

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What a Vancouver tourism map suggested visitors do in 1925.

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