Tag Archives: Canadian history

Canadian Heritage is Disappearing: No-one Seems to Care

A critical look at our fast disappearing heritage. There seems little we can do to stop it. We must record as much as we can while we can any way we can.

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Early Settlers of Canada: Where They Came From

In the very early days of Canada the fur trade was responsible for most early arrivals. The Hudson’s Bay Company was in the business of buying furs. In the beginning their real competitors were independent traders and the competition was cutthroat. In 1787 the North West company was formed and they became the Hudson Bay […]

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A Photographer’s Walk Around Vancouver at Night

It has been said that the beauty of old Europe knows no equal. This collection on Vancouver at Night proves that to be incorrect. Even before the camera Vincent knew: “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly coloured than the day.” Fine art photography stands in contrast to photojournalism […]

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Western Canada beckoned early settlers in search of a home

Aboriginal peoples have lived in Canada for 10,000 to 11,000 years or longer. Scientists have hypothesized that they arrived on this continent from Asia, travelling over the Bering Strait but that is highly questionable given recent discoveries across all of North America. In any event the early 1900s brought huge changes to Canada and saw […]

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SS Beaver ruled the Pacific Northwest Coast for 34 years

The Beaver side-wheeler, the first steamship off the coast of British Columbia. On June 18, 1836, the Hudson’s Bay Company ship Beaver, the first steamship to travel on Puget Sound, departed Fort Vancouver for her first journey up the Pacific Northwest coast. To quote the Victoria News, “The coast of British Columbia has been a maritime highway for […]

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