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BO-47-1445 : Downtown Vancouver

 This image is of downtown Vancouver in 1947. You can see St. Paul’s Hospital in the lower-left corner. Looking off to the north-east, you can see the Hotel Vancouver, the Courthouse (now the Vancouver Art Gallery) and the North Shore Mountains. You can even make out the Orpheum, Vogue and Capitol theaters off to the…

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BO-47-604 : BC Distillery Company

 Would you believe the Braid Street Skytrain Station and Bus Loop was once the BC Distillery Company? This snowy air photo from 1947 shows the New Westminster factory as it used to be. The intersection on the right is the corner of Brunette Avenue and Braid Street, but back then, Braid Street was actually Distillery…

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BO-47-800 : Coal Harbour

 This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1947 looking toward Stanley Park. You’ll see the harbour looks very different than it does today. Although this image doesn’t have the clarity of some of the others, it’s still a great view.

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BO-47-1524 : Downtown Victoria

 This is the Hudson’s Bay Company store in Victoria from 1947. It also shows Douglas St., Government St. and Blanshard St. This image has an amazing amount of detail. Check out the Victoria Public Market…