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.
This is New Westminster Secondary School from April 27, 1950. At that time, the school was called Vincent Massey Junior High. It is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 8th Street in New Westminster.
This is the BC Ice and Cold Storage building in the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver from 1950. The main street running left/right near the lower part of the image is Dundas Street. The street in the lower-right corner is North Nanaimo Street. This entire area seems to have turned into apartment buildings.
This is the Capilano Highlands area of North Vancouver from 1950. Right at the center of the photo you can see the intersection of Edgemont Boulevard and West Queens Road.
The Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver, also known as the Cyclone Taylor Arena, officially opened November 11, 1949. This photo from early 1950 shows off the new arena and the surrounding neighbourhood. Located at West 41st Avenue and East Boulevard, the skating facility was also the site of many concerts including a 1956 visit by Bill…
This is the Queensborough area of New Westminster from 1950. To help you get your bearings, the photo was taken from the Queensborough side looking North-West back towards New Westminster. Ten years after this photo, the saw mills were replaced by the Queensborough Bridge.
The is the Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver from 1950. The North Mall is under construction. The South Mall isn’t there yet. You can also see the bridge over the Capilano River and Lions Gate Bridge in the background.