History · Vancouver

The Seven Wonders of… Vancouver?

Just what might be the seven wonders of Vancouver? There are perhaps some obvious ones that we might think of, but there might be some hidden in plain sight! On April 13th. the Space Centre is posing this question as part of their ongoing speakers series and I get to take over the planetarium theatre… Continue reading The Seven Wonders of… Vancouver?

Chinatown · History

There are no Tunnels in Chinatown

I get a lot of e-mails asking about underground Vancouver and specifically Chinatown. Tunnel myths are found in almost every Chinatown in North America and their origin would seem to coincide with the rising tide of anti-Asian feeling in the late 19th century. In the popular press three common vices always ascribed to the Chinese… Continue reading There are no Tunnels in Chinatown