July/August 2017 Table of Contents

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We’ve Covered It All

We kick off our 50th anniversary issue with notable front pages from VanMag’s history.

The Incredible Shifting City

How Vancouver went from an industrial outpost to a bona fide metropolis.

Freeze Frame

Exploring the big-city changes that play out at street level.

Building Review Board

Industry experts scrutinize Vancouver’s successes and failures after five decades of architectural overhaul.

Vancouver’s Future Hinges on Chinatown

As the perennial debate on density reaches a turning point, will affordability or heritage win out?

When We Were Young

A photographer’s journey into Vancouver’s excellent ’80s club scene.

About That Story…

Our past editors and contributors share the stories, characters andtriumphs that have stayed with them over the years.

Time Capsule

Wild and wonderful fashion shoots from our archives.

Eating Our Words

A look back at 50 years of memorable meals and moments—and which spots are still standing.

Lonely Planet ’97 Revisited

Charting the transformation of modern Vancouver with a 20-year-old travel book as your guide.


Distinctly Home linen tablecloth and napkin, Hudson’s Bay. Tommy Champagne saucer by Saint Louis, Ecume gold charger by Bernardaud, H-Art satin gold stainless fork by Sambonet, Atkinson’s. 18K gold Bee Chic ring, Bee Chic Opal bracelet, gold and rose gold Oval bangles designed by Robert Coin, Maison Birks. White birthday cake, Butter Baked Goods. Nails by Christina Culver using MAC cosmetics.

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