Explore the stories that make up Vancouver through VPL’s interactive map of audio recordings, video and images.


Story City is an interactive map that allows you to explore Vancouver though the unique voices of its residents and visitors.

You can hear any of the stories, view images, or play videos by clicking or tapping on the pins on the map.

Interested in a particular area of the city? Select 'Neighbourhoods' from the filters on the right side or zoom in close using the '+' button. '-' will zoom you back out.

Want to check out stories of particular communities? Please select 'Community' from the filters on the right side. The list and labels was based on how our interviewees chose to identify and describe themselves.

Want to find a particular participant or listen to your own clip? This Vancouver (our online collection that the map is built upon) has a search bar that will let you type in the name of the person or topic you want to focus on. You can get to This Vancouver by clicking on the logo in the lower right of the screen.