57-178 : West End

 This is the West End of Vancouver from 1957. It seems to be completely free of high-rise buildings. The one tall apartment building in the center/left is the Georgian Towers Apartments, with West Georgia St. just to the left and Alberni St. just to the right of the building. That leaves Robson, Haro and Barclay…


BO-47-2658 : Great Northern Dock & Pacific Mills

 This is a great shot of the Great Northern Dock, Pacific Mills Limited and the Packers buildings. There’s a huge amount of rail activity in the area and check out the scrap yards near the bottom of the frame. They appear to be filled with World War 2 aircraft pieces. The intersection near the lower-right…


BO-48-3069 : Barnet Lumber Mill

 This photo was originally labelled as being in Bennett, BC, but it was decided that this is incorrect. It is actually the “Best Wood Cedar Shingle Company” mill in Barnet, BC, now part of Burnaby located on the Burrard Inlet. This is a great shot of the Lumber Mill while it was still there. You…


53-27 : Davie St. Apartments, Vancouver

 This photo features the intersection of Jervis Street and Davie Street in downtown Vancouver. It was taken in 1953. The bridge in the upper-left corner is the Burrard Bridge. Take a look at Vanier Park….in 1953 it was still the Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Depot #7.


54-61 : Tsawwassen USA Boundary Bay

 This is a photo right along the USA / Boundary Bay border taken in 1954. It is taken from the Point Roberts side of the border looking north-west towards Tsawwassen. It appears as though the US border is situated just above the horse race track.


BO-47-2531 : Burrard Dry Dock 2

 This is another view of the Burrard Dry Dock in North Vancouver from 1947. There are a lot of ships under construction. The main street in the center of the photo is Lonsdale Ave. Up the hill near the top of the photo, Queen Mary Elementary school can be seen proudly standing.


59-43 : Tsawwassen, Beach Grove

 This is a photo of the east side of Tsawwassen taken on April 20, 1959. The intersection near the center is 12th Ave and Beach Grove Road. The Beach Grove Golf Club doesn’t look much like a golf course yet, although one document I found said it actually opened in 1929. The “city” part of…


BO-50-54 : Capilano Highlands

 This is the Capilano Highlands area of North Vancouver from 1950. To give you a rough idea of where we are, Paisley Road falls near the center of the image. It’s very likely that the Capilano Suspension Bridge is actually toward the top-left corner, but is hidden behind all the trees.


BO-51-244 : Capilano Stadium Opening

 This is the Capilano Stadium from June 16, 1951. You probably know it better by it’s current name, the Nat Bailey Stadium. The stadium originally opened for business in 1951, but I was unable to find the exact date. From this view, the grounds around the stadium don’t appear to be complete yet.