Taken from almost directly above the Empress Hotel and facing North, this photo shows downtown Victoria from 1947.
This is the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria from 1947. A little bit of the “grittier” part of town. Can you spot the steam locomotive?
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…
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.
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…
This is the Lansdowne Park Racetrack in 1947. It was located where Lansdowne Center Mall now sits in Richmond. Check out the horse race…in-progress.
This is a pretty amazing shot of downtown New Westminster in 1947.
In 1947, the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) made a visit to Victoria. This is a shot as it was leaving for it’s next destination.
Victoria Harbour in 1947. You can see the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building and the Ferry Terminal.
This was taken over the north-west edge of Stanley Park looking at the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the mountains of Capilano and North Vancouver. It was taken in 1947.