Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 anti-Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its viewpoints and passions known, and in some cases, felt.
In City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, Kate Bird presents striking images from the photo collection of The Vancouver Sun and The Province that capture the moments when the city stood up, took to the streets, and made some noise. Whether planned or spontaneous, revolutionary or reactionary, peaceful or destructive, these moments caught on film are proof of the unique energy and appetite for change in Canada’s wildest, westernmost city.
City on Edge, published by Greystone Books is available at your local bookstore.
A companion multimedia exhibition, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, is on view at the Museum of Vancouver until February 18, 2018.