Sunday, January 07, 2018

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Welcome to HappyLand Vancouver 1910

Also now known as the PNE . good times...


pic from VPL archives

tags: happyland, vancouver, 1910, history, funny

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Republic of Cascadia: California, Oregon, Washington, possibly BC and Alaska

Republic of Cascadia, anyone?

Up until the 1850's, the west coast was controlled by Mexico and the Hudson's Bay Co. (Britain).

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday, December 20, 2015

US / Canada borders 1851

Historical trivia: Of course  Canada did not exist until 1867. But the Boundary Commission was determined to have the 49th parallel as the border.

Up until 1846, southern Vancouver Island was part of America (although Britain disputed that), Mexico extended into Oregon, and Seattle was called Fort Nisqually. San Juan Island was turned into a giant sheep farm by the Hudson's Bay Company Army (controlled by Britain). The Pig War of 1856 prompted more negotiations between Britain and USA to determine west coast boundaries, and splitting up the various gulf islands. Eventually Canada became an actual country in 1867.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War

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Ben Karlstrom
Ben K I like how all the BC cities were "Forts" back then. From now on, please address all my snail mail to "Fort Surrey, BC".
Gary James
Gary J The original Fort Vancouver, WA was the headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 1800's. Vancouver BC was established 29 years after the "Couve"
Gary James

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Science World Vancouver BC, 1984

Science World under construction for Expo 86. scienceworld.ca ScienceWorld

tags: vancouver bc canada, science world, telus, tourism, real estate, false creek, british columbia

Friday, July 17, 2015

White Rock BC, 1972

Ah, the good old days. Myself in the yard in White Rock BC, 1972. We lived 1 block from the beach, on Victoria Avenue.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bus Service from Vancouver BC to Tulalip WA, Seattle, Bellingham Airport: Quick Shuttle

With the Canadian dollar close to par with the US buck now, Vancouver residents can save a bundle on designer clothes, shoes, housewares and more by making a short trip across the border to the Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip Washington (just north of Everett). You can minimize border waits by taking the Quick Shuttle Bus service for approx. $69 or less, return from Vancouver, Richmond or Surrey. Save time by booking online!

Quick Shuttle Bus info:
Daily scheduled service from downtown Vancouver, BC to Seattle Premium Outlets, Downtown Seattle, Bellingham Airport and SeaTac Airport. Reservations required, at least 24 hours in advance.

Quick Shuttle is a Seattle, Vancouver Transportation Service. Quick Shuttle provides bus transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Tulalip (Seattle Premium Outlets), Bellingham Airport to Vancouver Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals.

Located next door to the Tulalip Casino, Seattle Premium Outlets has 100 outlet stores including Adidas, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, BCBG, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, GAP Outlet, Guess Outlet, J. Crew, Jockey, Levi's / Dockers, L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Lucky Brand, NIKE, PacSun, Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware and Tommy Hilfiger.

Canadian residents who have been out of Canada for 24-47 hours can claim $50 in purchases at Canada Customs without duty or taxes; more than 48 hours but less than 7 days, $400 ; and 7 days or more, $750 . If the value of the declaration exceeds the personal exemption, you must pay duty and HST on the remaining value.

If you're looking for a hotel in the area, you can book the Tulalip Resort Hotel using Expedia , or check out the deals in Everett, Lynnwood or Seattle or use Priceline.com to bid on a hotel room in the general area.

Seattle Premium Outlets is about 1.5 hours drive south of the border, just north of Marysville. If you're driving, take the 116th street exit from I5 and follow the signs...



If you prefer to avoid border lineups, online retailers that ship to Canada include JC Penney, Lands End, Altrec and Bare Necessities. You can access their websites from here.

tags: tulalip casino,outlet mall,bus trips,buy bus ticket,seattle,bellingham airport,online,black friday sale

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bus service between Seattle, Tulalip, YVR, Vancouver

Heading to Seattle but don't like the border delays? You can minimize border waits by taking the  Quick Shuttle Bus service for $74 or less return from Vancouver, YVR, Richmond or Surrey.  

Save an extra 5% by booking online!

Quick Shuttle   Bus info:
Daily scheduled service from downtown Vancouver, BC to Seattle Premium Outlets, Downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport (SEA). Reservations required, at least 24 hours in advance. 

Quick Shuttle   is a Seattle, Vancouver Transportation Service. Quick Shuttle provides bus transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Tulalip (Seattle Premium Outlets), Bellingham Airport to Vancouver Airport (YVR), Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals.