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2013 Year in Review: Vancouver in Photos

DH Vancouver Staff Dec 31, 2013 7:24 am

It was another eventful year in Vancouver and there were a few photos that captured those moments. Here is our look at some of the more memorable moments captured in photos.

1. The Hobbit House For Sale

Vancouver Hobbit House
Image by keepitsurreal

This 2,416 square foot, $2.86-million heritage home was listed for sale. Its proximity to the Canada Line means it will ultimately become a multi-family dwelling.

2. Double Lightning, Double Rainbow

2013 was quite a year for surreal thunderstorms, and they were all captured on camera. What particularly stood out was Ted Morgan’s super-rare shot of a massive double lightning strike below a double rainbow.

3. Dunbar Haunted House Delivers It’s Last Fright

Dunbar Haunted House Vancouver

Vancouver comes alive during Halloween and one of its most celebrated haunted houses, the Dunbar Haunted House, will be putting the ghosts and ghouls back in their coffins after a decade of haunting Vancouverites. It will be sorely missed come Halloween 2014.

4. Fogcouver

Fall Fog Vancouver
Image by TG Photography (TattoodGuy )

Fogcouver and Fogtober? For almost the entire month of October, Vancouver was covered in fog.

5. Pond Hockey at Granville Island

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Image: Justin Long

Late in the year, Vancouver was hit was a blast of cold weather and snow.

See also Pond Hockey in Surrey Farm for more winter action.

6. Rainbow Crosswalk

Rainbow Crosswalk Vancouver 2

Introduced in the summer, the rainbow crosswalk has become a must-see for tourists and locals alike.

7. New Westminster Fire

New Westminster Fire
Image: @Mondor13

An early-morning fire destroys an entire city block. The above is a before and after.

8. Kate Upton look alike

Ania Korkh

Vancouver’s Ania Korkh went from 78 Twitter followers to more than 6,400 in just two days because she postied a photo of herself mimicking Kate Upton’s pose and then Kate Upton retweets it, the rest is history.

9. Vancouver’s Kate Bock Crowned Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year

Kate Bock Sports Illustrated

10. “Meth Lab” Catches Fire

mobile meth lab jessica wilson
Image: Jessica Wilson via @MarnieWilson

Real life Breaking Bad? Not really, what was at first believed to be a mobile meth lab was actually a gasoline fire.

11. Love Locks at Burrard Bridge

Love locks Burrard Street Bridge

The appearance of love locks on Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge earlier this year had lovers flocking from all over. The City of Vancouver had another idea: bolt cutters.

12. Couple Gets Married on Bus

Vancouver Couple Married on Bus

A public transit bus to many isn’t the most romantic way to get around, but for one Vancouver couple that is where they found true love.

13. Restaurant Protesters

Image via Vancouver Media Co Op’s Flux Photo

First it was PIDGIN, then they targeted Cuchillo. Restaurant protests in the Downtown Eastside hoped to deliver a message, however, in the end it did very little for the cause.

14. World’s first Bitcoin ATM


The world’s first Bitcoin ATM was successfully installed at Wave’s Cafe at Howe and Smithe in Vancouver.

15. Craft Beer Market Opens

CRAFT Beer Market do taps justice

CRAFT Beer Market do taps justice

It was a stellar year for the craft beer industry in Vancouver. As it continues to grow, the Craft Beer Market at the Olympic Village stands as a large testament to the industry’s future in our city.

DH Vancouver Staff
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