The Vancouver Heritage Register, for instance, lists over 2,200 buildings and historical landmarks. If your house is on a register there are all sorts of incentives and grants up for grabs.
The Deep Cove Heritage Society has collected and scanned over 3,700 photos of the area. Most are from the scrapbooks of early residents.
Fred Varley,Group of Seven painter, lived in Lynn Valley in the early 1930s.
The City Directories date back to 1860 and hold a wealth of information including the name of the resident or owner, their occupation, and other household members.
How to find the age of your house through records at City Hall and through the style of architecture.
Suzanne Wilson has photographed more than 3,300 North Vancouver houses that are now demolished. She has posted pictures and the social history of many of them are on her blog site.
During WW2 more than 3,000 Japanese-Canadian women and children were ripped from their homes and housed in the Livestock Building in Hastings Park
The Wing Sang Building at 51 East Pender Street, Vancouver was built by Yip Sang in 1889. He lived here with his three wives and his 23 children, and ran an opium factory, a bank and a travel agency.