This is a slightly higher altitude overview of the West Point Grey area of Vancouver from 1955. You can see from Spanish Banks all the way back to the Vancouver Airport, and you get a nice view of all the buildings that make up the Jericho Beach Air Station.
This is a view of the south end of the Cambie Street Bridge from 1955. You can see a good chunk of the Mt. Pleasant and Fairview areas of Vancouver all the way back to Queen Elizabeth Park. The photo itself is labelled “Johnson Storage” but I was unable to find any information about the company online.
This is the Collingwood area of Vancouver from 1955. The main street near the bottom of the image is East 41st Ave and the street on the left running up/down with the “zig-zag” in it is Nanaimo Street.
This is the ferry terminal in the “old city” part of Nanaimo from 1955.
This photo from 1955 provides an amazing view of the area around the Burrard Bridge. The Interurban electric railway system had ended and many of the trams were parked under the bridge waiting to be destroyed. The Molson brewery was still the Sicks’ Capilano Brewery, the old railway bridge still goes over False Creek, and the Seaforth Armoury is looking pretty quiet.
This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1955. A cool view of the shipping and rail activity going on in the area. The only tall building in the area is the Marine Building on Burrard Street.
The is an interesting shot of the east end of Sea Island in Richmond from 1955. What makes it interesting is the fact that this image was taken just before construction of the Moray Channel Bridge began. Also in upper-left, you can see the first pillars of the Oak Street Bridge being built. Both the Oak Street Bridge and the Moray Channel Bridge opened two years later in 1957.
This is the “Old City” area of Nanaimo from 1955.