When do you want to go?
In the end, we all become stories.
Telling stories... it's what we do here. There is nothing more powerful than a good story. It's an adventure to read a story here and then walk about in the very streets and buildings where it took place long ago.
Where is Papertown Station?
Simply put, it doesn't exist... except for on the internet. There is a big and wonderful story that goes along with this, but it is yet to be written. Stay tuned! Until then, you can read more about Papertown Station's origins here.
What brings people together?
Is it food? Music? A cause? It's stories. We've told you our story and the many stories of those who lived before us in our very own communities. Now get to know others who share your passion for adventure.
Scattered throughout the interweb are little nuggets of interesting stories from the past. We gather them up and blog them here for you to read. Our focus is Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest and random stories from around the globe that we simply feel like sharing.
Papertown Station Story Map
Your journey begins when you decide when you want to go! Our cartographers map our stories from the past as they navigate their way around the globe. So find what's interesting to you and climb aboard! Let the stories begin!
From the great legends of the West Coast to where we are now, browse through Papertown Station stories by the time period that interests you most.
Westcoast tribes, Drake, de Fuca, myths, legends, petroglyphs, pre-written history, mysterious artifacts.
Confederation, gold, military, Suez, streetcars, phonograph, roads, railroads, balloons, epidemics, bicycles, electricity, steamships, int'l sports.
Contact, explorers, cartography, Nootka, Cook, Vancouver, Quadra, Maquinna, trades, HBC.
Automobiles, flight, Panama Canal, film, hockey, highways, forestry, dry dock, war, suffrage, polar exploration, fisheries, scuba, prohibition,.
Windjammers, coal, forts, Royal Mail, Tzouhalem, legislature, merchants, photography, telegraphy, sawmills.
BC Ferries, archives, preservation.
Your favourite topic-based Facebook pages, from cars, planes and ships to sports, poetry and medicine. Stories by topics that interest you most.
Offbeat, bizarre and quirky stories, larger than life or difficult or conclude. Simply outlandish.
Timeless Words & Art
Timeless works of authors, poets, journalists and tall-tale-tellers, sculptors, painters and photographers.
Ye Olde Pantry
Recipes, food brands, potions and traditional favourites from the food makers of the past. (Facebook only)
Interesting maps and sketches with a focus on British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Online only!
Advertisements from the past with a focus on British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. (Facebook only)
Interesting, random stories from the past. Our focus is Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.
Stories From the Apothecary
Potions, Medicine Men, miraculous cures, discoveries, science and stories from the apothecary.
Interesting life stories within wartime stories. Heartwarming, tense, and real-life soldier stories
Hotels from British Columbia's past and the exciting people who owned, and visited them. Coming Soon!
Bobbies, Bandits and Bad Guys
Lawmakers and breakers of the Wild Wild West. Our focus is British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
From A to BC
Early vehicles and their parts, tinkerers, roads and journeys that brought them from A to BC.
Over the waves and under the seas. Interesting ship stories from the past. Did it sink? Or stay afloat. New!
Athletes, sporting venues and events of the Pacific Northwest that are long forgotten. Coming Soon!
Beyond the West
Random bits of history with a focus on the world beyond British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. New!
Tin Hats: One Size Fits All
Conspiracies, phenomena and things in the sky. British Columbia and around the world. Coming Soon!
What are they saying?
“I started with one little story and I couldn't stop from moving on to the next one. Thank you!”
-G. Probert, Retired-