These are the toll booths at the North end of the Lions Gate Bridge from 1956. Welch Street is at the bottom with Mathias Road on the right. The tolls remained on the bridge until 1963.
This is the area of Grandview Highway in Vancouver from 1956. The street running left/right at the bottom of the image is Renfrew Street and we’re looking back towards Burnaby. It’s amazing how much this industrial area has changed.
This is a shot of the “stand-alone” Woodwards in New Westminster from 1956. The store was only two years old when this photo was taken. It was torn down in 1991 to make room for Royal City Center Mall.
This is the CPR Wellcox Yard and Car Ferry Dock in Nanaimo from 1956. You can see remains of the dock are still there today.
This is a really cool image of downtown Vancouver from 1956 during construction of the new Post Office. When the post office opened in 1958, it was the largest single building in Vancouver and was the world’s largest welded steel structure which incorporated state-of-the art technology, such as ramps and elevators to move trucks between…
This is a view of James Bay and Ogden Point in Victoria from 1956.
This is the B.C. Forest Products Mill, and surrounding community, in Port Hammond (now Maple Ridge) from 1956.
This is Granville Island and part of downtown Vancouver from 1956. This is the “new” Granville Street bridge which is only 2 years old here.
This is East Hastings Street area of Vancouver near the Pacific National Exhibition in 1956. You can see the Second Narrows Bridge is under construction. Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the Kootenay Bus Loop are also visible.