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Vancouver History

Introduction

 First Vancouver City Council Meeting after the fire - photograph by H. T. Devine
The Vancouver Public Library has extensive primary and secondary resources on the history of Vancouver. This guide is designed to help you begin your research on this topic and use library resources effectively. The guide focuses on political and social history. Most materials are located in the Special Collections Department (Level 7) and the main collection at the Central Library.
 
Vancouver was built on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Recommended Books

Useful Websites

Organizations