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Vancouver is ashes: The Great Fire of 1886

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350 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Is Ashes is the first detailed exploration of a landmark, yet seldom revisited event in Vancouver’s history.Lisa Anne Smith uses eye-witness accounts to investigate events of that pivotal day, when what began as a small clearing fire reduced Canada’s third-largest city to ash in mere hours. Lisa employs a variety of archival photos and direct quotes from Great Fire survivors to transport us back to 1886.

Presented in partnership with Ronsdale Press.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
No registration required.

Alma VanDusen Room, Lower Level
Central Library