Year in Review: 2014 in Photos

Dec 19 2017, 9:23 pm

There were many moments in 2014 that were best captured in a photograph. Some of the year’s best images show a Vancouver that knows how to have fun, get to business, and look good doing it.

Here’s what happened in Vancouver this year, as told in photos.

Polar Bear Swim Vancouver 2014

Image by Eric M. Mangao Photography 

January 1 – The Polar Bear Swim kicks off the new year



Image by GoToVan

January 12 – The No Pants SkyTrain Ride takes over the transit system


museum of anthropology flood

Image by @cyclopoietes/Twitter

January 29 – A pipe bursts and floods the Museum of Anthropology

UBC Clock Tower Engineering Week Beetle

Image by Will McDonald/Twitter

February 7 – UBC Engineers pranked their university by somehow placing an old Volkswagen Beetle on top of the campus clock tower



Image via Sherwood 411/Flickr

February 14 – Valentine’s Day in Vancouver spreads the love



Image by jlee31180/Flickr

February 23 – Team Canada wins gold in the Men’s Hockey Final in Sochi

nhl classic

Image by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

March 2 – The NHL Heritage Classic matches the Ottawa Senators with the Vancouver Canucks at B.C. Place


Image by Kyle Pearce/Flickr

March 12 – the TED Conference comes to Vancouver



Image via Tom Magliery/Flickr

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns the city green



Image by Skidmore Photography/Flickr

March 21 – TED light show illuminates the Vancouver Convention Centre



Image by Scott Hemenway/Flickr

April 5 – A giant pillow fight takes place outside the Vancouver Art Gallery



April 6 – Cherry blossoms fill Stanley Park



Image via Vancouver Canucks/NHL

April 9 – Trevor Linden named Vancouver Canucks President

Science World Shooting

Image by @NucksNiners/Twitter

June 10 – A shooting outside Science World ends in a dramatic police take-down


Canada Day fireworks Vancouver

Image via Tammy H/Shutterstock

July 1 – Canada Day fireworks light up the city



Image by Bun Lee/Flickr

July 12 – The supermoon rises over the city

Khatsahlano 2014

Image by Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

July 12 – Over 100,000 people flood West 4th Ave. for Khatsahlano Block Party


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Image by @khothis/Twitter

July 21 – Skytrain delays cause passengers to walk home via the tracks



Image by Rishad Daroowala/Flickr

July 27 – The Honda Celebration of Light brings the crowds



Image by Will Box/Flickr

August 3 – The Pride Parade makes its way through downtown



Image by Ted McGrath/Flickr

Summer – The Douglas Coupland exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery encourages passers-by to stick gum on this outdoor art installation


Image by Michael Buble/Instagram

Summer – The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps through Vancouver, with many notable Vancouverites showing their support



Image by @Bammer/Twitter

August 14 – CP Rail begins to tear down any structures on the controversial Arbutus Corridor

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Image by Tim Cheung/Flickr

September 7 – The annual Zombie Walk terrorizes downtown Vancouver



Image by The Glass Eye Photography

August 22 – 3,500 people show up in white at David Lam Park in Yaletown for the annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver



Image by Caelie_Frampton/Flickr

September 10 – The BCTF and provincial government fail to make a deal before the start of school in September



Image by Ted McGrath/Flickr

September 13 – A new art display covers six aggregate silos at Granville Island, brightening up the industrial landscape

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Image by Jacob Ung/Facebook

October 3 – A major fire erupts on Granville Street near 49th Avenue with 70-foot flames



Image by @GS_Harper/Twitter

October 16 – Oppenheimer Park residents are asked to leave


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Image by Vision Vancouver

November 13 – Election buzz heats up Vancouver



Image by @StephenHui/Twitter

November 27 – RCMP arrest Kinder Morgan pipeline protestors on Burnaby Mountain



Image by Steven Godfrey/Flickr

November 29 – Strong winds and the King Tide drive waves over the seawall



Image by David Evanochko/Flickr

December 4 – The Grey Cup takes over BC Place



Image by Karinli/Flickr

December 6 – Christmas comes to Vancouver




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