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Cordova Street, 1886, with the names of businesses marked on the image. Happy Vancouver Day 135+ Edition!

Happy Vancouver Day everyone! It was on this day, in 1886, that the City of Vancouver was officially incorporated. Of course, dates like this need to be unpacked a bit. The area currently called Vancouver has been home to three First... Continue reading »

April 6, 2021   |   0 comments
Vancouver 1886 Vancouver Day – Happy 132nd to our city!

This article, celebrating something we affectionately call “Vancouver Day,” was first posted in 2016. You can also read our call for a proper Vancouver Day celebration here. Happy birthday Vancouver! Our city was first incorporated on this day in 1886.... Continue reading »

April 6, 2018   |   0 comments
1280px-Great_Vancouver_Fire - Major Matthews Map Vancouver Day Pt. 2 – Fire Day

Those of you who have been following our advocacy work over the past few years will know that we have been encouraging the City to think of designating one day a year as Vancouver Day. This gesture, we feel, could... Continue reading »

June 13, 2017   |   0 comments
Carrall Street - 1886 - CoV Archives Happy Vancouver Day: the city turns 131!

Today, April 6, marks the anniversary of the city’s incorporation. This year Vancouver turns a big 1-3-1. For the past few years, the VPSN has been marking this day and encouraging others to do the same. It’s a great opportunity... Continue reading »

April 6, 2017   |   0 comments
Water Street, looking East Vancouver Day: 130th Edition (with images of 1886)

Happy birthday Vancouver! Our city was first incorporated on this day in 1886. Of course, as a settlement and gathering place, the spot we now call Vancouver has been around for much longer – Aboriginal cultures have inhabited these lands since... Continue reading »

April 6, 2016   |   0 comments