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-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.


BO-47-1632 : Coquitlam Industrial

 This photo from 1947 covers the industrial area of Coquitlam near the Cape Horn Interchange. Needless to say, it’s barely recognizable. You can make out the railway tracks, with what may be Colony Farm in the upper-right. The street in the top-left corner is now Cape Horn Avenue, which I believe back then was still…


BO-47-650 : Burkeville, Sea Island

 This is the community of Burkeville on Sea Island, in Richmond, from 1947. It was established in 1943 as a port of the Dominion Government’s Wartime Housing Plan. You can see the Vancouver Airport in the background.


BO-47-623 : BC Livestock Exchange

 This photo from 1947 is one of several labelled BC Livestock Exchange. I wasn’t able to find any information about the site, but interestingly, it was located at the foot of Fraser Street where the old Fraser Street Bridge went over to Mitchell Island.


BO-47-1637 : Thornton Rail Yard

 This is the CN Thornton Rail Yard from 1947. This active rail yard was located just west of the (now) Port Mann Bridge on the Surrey side of the river. Check out all the steam locomotives! In the top-right corner of the frame you can just make out King George Highway.


BO-47-1450 : Victoria Downtown

 This is a shot of downtown Victoria from 1947 looking south-east towards Fairfield. The Hudson Bay Company store can be seen just bottom-left of center. It also looks like there is a bit of a rail yard just off Chatham Street.


BO-47-1453 : Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt

 These are the Work Point Barracks in Esquimalt, just outside Victoria, from 1947. Unfortunately the image is not the sharpest, but you get a great view of the Canadian Forces Base along with Imperial Oil and Esquimalt Harbour way off in the distance.