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History of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fun facts:

Vancouver is named after Captain Vancouver, a morose sounding fellow who must have explored the area in a rainy summer. He hated the place.

In 1971, Greenpeace was born – in Vancouver.

In an average year, Vancouver will see some sort of rainfall on 165 days in the year. The best time to visit Vancouver is in the summer. It’s typically sunny and in fact often suffers from drought. The winter is dark, rainy and dreary. Vancouver – along with Victoria – has the mildest climate in Canada – though one of the rainiest.

Stanley Park is a 1001 acre urban park, bordering the city. It is 10% bigger than New York City’s Central Park.

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There is MUCH more to discover about Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Read on!
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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  • 1866 - The Town of Granville is incorporated as the City of Vancouver (the name was in fact chosen by the President of Canadian Pacific Railway). Rate-payers elect Malcolm Alexander MacLean, a real estate dealer, as the first mayor of Vancouver.
    The city has a population of about 1,000 people
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1873
    VANCOUVER or QUADRA AND VANCOUVER, an island off the W. coast of the Dominion of Canada, province of British Columbia. Lat. 48° 19' to 50 53 N.. Ion. ...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - Holy Rosary Cathedral established at Vancouver

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Holy Rosary Cathedral
    646 Richards St., Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Established in 1885
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1886 - Great Vancouver Fire


  • 1886 - Vancouver General Hospital opened on Pender Street


  • 1886 - Vancouver Police Department formed


  • 1887 - Canadian Pacific Railway’s Engine 374 brings the first transcontinental train into Vancouver.

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  • 1888- Stanley Park opens in Vancouver


  • 1890 - Vancouver
    "Vancouver, a rising tn, in above island (Vancouver Island), and terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. P. 5,000. It possesses a fine harbour."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker

  • 1897 - The Klondike Gold Rush boosts a continent-wide depression of the 1890s. By 1900, Vancouver displaces Victoria, the provincial capital, as the leading commercial centre on Canada's west coast.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Capilano Canyon and Flume, Vancouver, B.C.
    Postcard
  • 1907 - (Vancouver) Spencer's department store opened at Richards & Hastings (later Eaton's).

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1909 - Vancouver got its first ambulance.
    Everyone was very excited. On its first trip with the city crew it ran over an American tourist at the corner of Pender and Granville. He became the...Read MORE...


  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    C.P.R. Terminal Station, Vancouver, B.C.
    Postcard
  • 1919 - (Vancouver) Canadian National Railway station completed


  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    The Post Office and Winch Block, Vancouver, B.C.
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  • 1938 - The Lions' Gate Bridge opens (Vancouver)


  • 1946 - June 23 - Vancouver Island earthquake.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 23, 1946

  • 1948 - (Vancouver) The first television broadcast is received from Seattle.


  • 1953 - Vancouver's first TV station, CBUT, goes on the air.


  • News 1958 - 18 BELIEVED KILLED IN COLLAPSE OF SPAN.
    Vancouver, B. C. (AP) - Skindivers worked in bright sunlight Wednesday to recover the last of 18 men killed or believed buried in the twisted...Read MORE...


  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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  • 1971 – Gastown Riots (Vancouver)


  • 1971 - Greenpeace was born in Vancouver.




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards St., Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Established in 1885
Source: Google maps
Photograph



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Capilano Canyon and Flume, Vancouver, B.C.
Postcard

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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C.P.R. Terminal Station, Vancouver, B.C.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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The Post Office and Winch Block, Vancouver, B.C.
Postcard

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Visit Vancouver
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  • 1866 - The Town of Granville is incorporated as the City of Vancouver (the name was in fact chosen by the President of Canadian Pacific Railway). Rate-payers elect Malcolm Alexander MacLean, a real estate dealer, as the first mayor of Vancouver.
    The city has a population of about 1,000 people
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1873
    VANCOUVER or QUADRA AND VANCOUVER, an island off the W. coast of the Dominion of Canada, province of British Columbia. Lat. 48° 19' to 50 53 N.. Ion. ... Read MORE...

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Travel Thru History


    403 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Travel Thru History - Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1885 - Holy Rosary Cathedral established at Vancouver

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1886 - Great Vancouver Fire
  • 1886 - Vancouver General Hospital opened on Pender Street
  • 1886 - Vancouver Police Department formed
  • 1887 - Canadian Pacific Railway’s Engine 374 brings the first transcontinental train into Vancouver.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1888- Stanley Park opens in Vancouver
  • 1890 - Vancouver
    "Vancouver, a rising tn, in above island (Vancouver Island), and terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. P. 5,000. It possesses a fine harbour."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1897 - The Klondike Gold Rush boosts a continent-wide depression of the 1890s. By 1900, Vancouver displaces Victoria, the provincial capital, as the leading commercial centre on Canada's west coast.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • VANCOUVER, CANADA


    VANCOUVER_CANADA (www.youtube.com)
  • 1907 - (Vancouver) Spencer's department store opened at Richards & Hastings (later Eaton's).

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1909 - Vancouver got its first ambulance.
    Everyone was very excited. On its first trip with the city crew it ran over an American tourist at the corner of Pender and Granville. He became the... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - (Vancouver) Canadian National Railway station completed
  • 1938 - The Lions' Gate Bridge opens (Vancouver)
  • 1946 - June 23 - Vancouver Island earthquake.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 23, 1946
  • 1948 - (Vancouver) The first television broadcast is received from Seattle.
  • 1953 - Vancouver's first TV station, CBUT, goes on the air.
  • News  1958 - 18 BELIEVED KILLED IN COLLAPSE OF SPAN.
    Vancouver, B. C. (AP) - Skindivers worked in bright sunlight Wednesday to recover the last of 18 men killed or believed buried in the twisted... Read MORE...

  • 1971 – Gastown Riots (Vancouver)
  • 1971 - Greenpeace was born in Vancouver.

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