Half a century before marijuana became legal, the potheads of Vancouver took to the streets demanding their right to smoke. But their peaceful protest descended was met by bloodshed and violence in the notorious Battle of Maple Tree Square.
The Lions are two of the most iconic mountain peaks in Canada, towering over Vancouver, lending their name to the B.C. Lions, the Lionsgate Bridge and more. But they also have a much, much older name; one that’s tied to a time long before the city was founded.