Chuck Davis at work
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The History of Metropolitan Vancouver

I'm writing a new history of Vancouver and its suburbs. The History of Metropolitan Vancouver will appear in a few months, and will be BIG, detailed, solidly informative and very readable. It covers everything from Bowen Island east to Langley. To be published by Harbour Publishing, this book is the capstone of my writing career.

I'm delighted that the Vancouver Board of Trade is the lead sponsor for the book, and is encouraging local business leaders to join in sponsorship. Each year in the book is sponsorable. And the list of sponsors is growing every day.

Chuck Davis

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Sample Chapter - 1889

Sample Chapter - 1907

Sample Chapter - 1910

Sample Chapter - 1911

Sample Chapter - 1929

Sample Chapter - 1931

Sample Chapter - 1935

Sample Chapter - 1939

Sample Chapter - 1942

Sample Chapter - 1957

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Books by Chuck Davis

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver (2009) Harbour Publishing

The Orpheum: Palace of Entertainment (still waiting for a publisher)

Vancouver Then & Now (2001) Magic Light Publishing, Ottawa

Where Rails Meet Rivers: The Story of Port Coquitlam (2000) Harbour Publishing

The Greater Vancouver Book (Editor-in-Chief) (1997) Linkman Press, Surrey

Top Dog! A History of CKNW (1993) Canada Wide Magazines

Reflections: A History of North Vancouver District (1992) Opus Publishing

The Greater Vancouver Appointment Book (1990) New Star Books

Vancouver: An Illustrated Chronology (with Shirley Mooney) (1986) Windsor Publishing

Turn on to Canada! (1983) Douglas & McIntyre; Nelson

Chuck Davis' 1982 Vancouver Appointment Book (1981) New Star Books

Kids! Kids! Kids! And Vancouver! (with Daniel Wood) (1977) Fforbez Enterprises

Chuck Davis' Vancouver Appointment Book (1980) New Star Books

The Vancouver Book (General Editor) (1976) J.J. Douglas Ltd.

Two Weeks in Vancouver (with John Ewing) (1976) Government of Canada

Chuck Davis' Guide to Vancouver (1973, 1975) J.J. Douglas Ltd.












The Winch Building
The Winch Building. Built in 1909, the Winch Building is now part of Sinclair Centre.