Vancouver In Time

Vancouver in Time App

The Canadian Encyclopedia is proud to present its first free app, Vancouver In Time, highlighting the quirky, little-known stories of Vancouver’s history.

With Vancouver In Time, tour the city and discover the resident ghost of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Bloody Sunday clash during the Great Depression, the Babes in the Woods murders, and billionaire recluse Howard Hughes holed up at the Bayshore Hotel. For each story, tap the “Then and Now” feature to see a present-day photograph dissolve into its historic past. Taken together, the stories present a rich portrait of Vancouver’s history.

Vancouver in Time is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Vancouver In Time App

Search stories by neighbourhood or locate yourself on Google map and view stories closest to you. For readers without an iPhone, enjoy a sample of Vancouver In Time stories right here on TCE Blog. Discover the Babes in the Woods murders, the rise and fall of Vancouver’s punk scene, Vancouver’s first Stanley Cup win, UBC Students’ Great Trek, the fiasco that was the Komagata Maru, the exotic Cave Supper Club, and Gastown’s second most familiar fixture, Gassy Jack.

This is the first in a series of In Time apps by The Canadian Encyclopedia and the Historica-Dominion Institute. Look for Toronto In Time in the spring of 2012!


Join the conversation! 7 Comments

  1. This is very impressive, well done! I’m enjoying the stories even though I don’t have iPhone.

  2. Excellent app. It really brings Vancouver history to life and makes it very immediate. I’m looking at my city in a very different way now thanks to this app.

  3. What no android…. Disappointingi

  4. This is so cool! Make one for Montreal pleeeeasee!!!

  5. Susanne Marshall

    This is marvellous! I echo Maddy: let’s hope every city in Canada has one of these, soon, to tell its stories. I love Thomas Raddall’s /Halifax: Warden of the North/ but it’s very, er, early twentieth century technology.

  6. has the android version been released?


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