Ed Driscoll

When Hell Came To Canada

There’s an unintentionally hilarious juxtaposition about a minute and half into this Evening Magazine segment on hippies descending upon Vancouver in 1967, when the curator of the city’s museum looks back on their arrival and says, “The late 1960s and ’70s…That’s when I think modern Vancouver was born.”

The editor then immediately cuts to a shot of the museum’s exhibition in psychedelia devoted to a movement that’s the very antithesis of modernity: