This is an interesting shot of Kelowna from 1946. It shows the Downtown, South Central and West Side areas before the bridge was built. The Okanagan Lake Bridge wasn’t constructed until 1958. Before then, a ferry was used to cross the lake.
This is the Penticton waterfront from 1946.
This is Canadian Pacific Rail Yard in Vancouver from 1946. Located on the north shore of False Creek, the Vancouver Roundhouse was the largest facility of its kind in British Columbia. You also get a fairly good view of Yaletown at the time.
A higher altitude shot of the southern half of Stanley Park and part of downtown Vancouver. It was taken May 26, 1946. Second Beach seems to be really bustling with activity.
This is Vancouver’s City Hall on May 29, 1946.
This is the Burnaby Heights area of North Burnaby in 1946. The Iron Workers Memorial Bridge hasn’t been built yet and the whole east-side of the North Shore is looking very uninhabited.
This is New Westminster overlooking Poplar Island and the site of the Scott Paper mill. In 1946, when this picture was taken, it was still called the Alaska Pine Company. You can also make out 6th Ave and 12th street.
This 1946 photo is taken from downtown Vancouver looking south-west to Granville Island. It includes the old Granville Bridge, the Burrard Bridge and the old railway bridge over False Creek. You can also see a bit of the downtown end of Davie Village.
This is an image of historic downtown Vancouver, featuring the Hotel Vancouver and courthouse from 1946. If you look down Robson Street you’ll even see an old streetcar.