Vancouver History

Vancouver stories from Forbidden Vancouver

The Death of Janet Smith

[by Lani Russwurm] The death of Scottish nurse Janet Smith in a Shaughnessy mansion in 1924 is Vancouver’s most notorious cold case — a tale of unsolved murder, high society, racism, drug-fuelled parties, torture, and even...
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Dominion Day on Burrard Inlet

150 years ago, Gassy Jack was just thinking about opening a saloon at Burrard Inlet (which he did later in 1867). British Columbia had only united with Vancouver Island into one colony the year before...
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Forbidden Vancouver on the Radio

Forbidden Vancouver regularly joins Roundhouse Radio for Throwback Thursdays, 98.3 on your radio dial. Follow the links below to hear about our walking tours and find out about some of the stories that inspired them....
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