on February 14, 2013
I bought this book for me with a birthday gift card, based on reading about it in the local newspaper, and have been charmed by it ever since. The book is a chronological history of the metro vancouver area right from the beginning of non-aboriginal inhabitation, and I particularly liked the structure of the information snippets that bombard with quirky and world-changing facts in quick succession. Now I've owned it for a while, I can still dip into different years and dates to find out what is in place of old buildings or who the key figures in Vancouver's history were. This book is not only a joy to read, it is an invaluable source of how vancouver became what it is today - a multicultural, beautiful city to live in.
on October 28, 2012
As a resident of and student in Vancouver I followed this wonderful gentleman's information for years. This book is a perfect compilation of the vast wealth of stories we might otherwise never have known. It is a perfect example of his giving and giving and giving to us, and his loss is irreplaceable. We are so fortunate to now have the opportunity to get to know him and our beautiful city even more through his book. Your book sits on an antique trunk on display in my livingroom and I take every chance I get to open it and read just a bit more. Thank you Mr. Davis for taking the time to do this for us.
on December 13, 2013
I love this book, there is so much information about Vancouver but it is delivered in an easily digestible way. There are images and concise snippets about each event, and it is organized by year. This can be a fun book you place on your coffee table, or a great reference for any vancouver lover!