Bookmark: The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

Book chronicles the history of B.C.'s largest city

The late author Chuck Davis's tome of Vancouver history is available in bookstores.

Go ahead, ask me anything about Vancouver. Chances are, after flipping through Chuck Davis’s History of Metropolitan Vancouver, I could easily find the answer.

I say ‘flipping’ not because I don’t want to read this book, but because it’s 554 pages of facts, photos and tidbits about Vancouver, beginning in 1757. As much as I enjoy reading the encyclopedia (I’m not being facetious here, either), this book is going to take me a while to get through.

Entries, arranged chronologically, are short but packed with information, such as a photo of Mark Twain laid up in bed with a cold still entertaining reporters, or longer entries, such as the oldest Chinese grocery.

Although Davis died before his work was finished, Harbour Publishing and the Vancouver Historical Society continued the project, which is available now in hardcover.

Author: Chuck Davis

Published by: Harbour Publishing

Available at: local bookstores

List price: $49.95

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City reviewing plans for huge Sandstone project in south Nanaimo

Seacliff Properties says it’s been told to be ready for a public hearing this fall

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

COVID-19 isn’t cancelling this year’s Tour de Rock

Alumni riders will cycle relay sections in their own communities

POLL: Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?

Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?… Continue reading

Trail proposed to connect Cedar and Yellow Point

Regional director says project fits with active transportation goals

POLL: Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?

Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?… Continue reading

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Nanaimo RCMP community policing needs a few good volunteers

Volunteers needed to help Nanaimo RCMP and city deliver crime prevention and safety programs

Protesters march in Nanaimo, calling for greater protection of forests and watersheds

March for the Forests happened downtown on Friday afternoon

City of Nanaimo begins project planning for multimillion-dollar public works yard upgrades

Councillors vote to reallocate $200,000 to develop architectural concepts and cost estimates

Nanaimo residents ticketed for putting out garbage bins the night before pickup

Conservation officers say they issued seven tickets this week, as warnings weren’t having an impact

Accused in Makayla Chang’s murder sees next court date in October

Steven Michael Bacon faces first-degree murder charge in killing of Nanaimo teen

Most Read