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

How to Contribute

Everyone has a story to tell. The majority of the material for Story City was collected in the first 8 months of 2017, as part of the Canada 150+ celebrations. Library staff connected with local community groups and visited local fairs and celebrations, library branches, community centres, coffee shops, and other group events. Over 400 people shared their stories during this phase of the project.

I want to participate / I want to see more of my community’s stories represented in Story City:

Story City endeavors to share the voices of all Vancouverites and we would like to talk to anyone who is interested in sharing a story for the collection. Please phone or e-mail us if you or members of your community want to participate. Call us at 604.331.4116 for details or e-mail us at cdi@vpl.ca to find out more or arrange a time to share your story.

All voices are welcome but we will give special priority to groups or identities that are currently underrepresented in the collection.