We trace the story of the government-sponsored program that once had Vancouverites sweating en masse.
Christine Hagemoen dials back the local clock to understand how and why our city associates Halloween with fireworks.
A curious new entry on Google Maps inspired a neighbourhood history lover to learn about the formidable Gertrude Guerin.
In her latest "You Should Know" story, Christine Hagemoen reminds us of how the bicycle first took our city by storm.
In this edition of 'You Should Know', we remember the groundbreaking Edison Electric Theatre on W. Cordova Street.
In her latest essay, Christine Hagemoen reminds us of a disappeared facet of daily life in downtown Vancouver.
The 'You Should Know' series continues with a look at A.J. Bird, the architect behind some of Vancouver's most iconic buildings.
How commercial interests, social engineering politicians, pigeons and people shaped the Downtown Eastside's "living room".
At just 5'1", newspaper seller Jack Kanchikoff may have been small in stature, but he left a big impression on Vancouver.
In the shadow of a new, 21-storey luxury condo development sits a forgotten piece of neighbourhood history.
The remnants of the old BC Pen in New Westminster have come a long way in their storied history and you should know about it.
Our 'You Should Know' series continues with a look at the historical importance of a swathe of North Van waterfront.
Carlos Marega made a huge impact on the look and feel of early Vancouver, and many of his works remained treasured civic icons.
These historic gems were common a 100 years ago. Now they're disappearing fast. Let this map/essay lead you to those that remain.
A look back at The Beachcombers, the long-running TV show that put Gibsons on every Canadian's radar.
In this You Should Know photo essay, Christine Hagemoen traces evidence of the route of the old Georgia East streetcar line.
The 1947 scalene icon sits like a sphinx at the intersection of Main and Kingsway, hiding a sexy secret beneath its rough stucco.
Vancouver is often said to have begun at Hastings Mill at the foot of Dunlevy Street, but the area we now know as Marpole is just as old.
Before it was a magnet to beer league baseball players and dog walkers, this green space was home to a dump and a homeless camp.
There are two Strathcona Parks in Vancouver's history. The second is still in Strathcona. The first is long gone. Here's what happened.
The people of Vancouver woke up on New Year's Day in 1922 to a streetscape that was the same but forever changed.
Long before it became the Burnaby Art Gallery, this comely pile on Deer Lake was home to a cult and a bunch of college kids.
True story: the island that grew into the City of Richmond was named after a teenaged American showgirl.
The Georgia Auditorium might be long gone, but the old concert hall will forever be a big part of our entertainment history.
110 years ago William Harbeck attached a 35mm film camera to the front of a Vancouver streetcar, Go-Pro style...
A year after the Great Fire destroyed much of Vancouver in 1886, its recovering streets were lit with the newness of electricity.
Lower Mount Pleasant was one of the first areas outside of Vancouver's downtown to be developed for residential use. First came houses, then came war. See what remains to this day...