This is the Cascade Drive-In, in Burnaby, from June 16, 1951. The movie theater was located in Cascade Heights at the corner of Canada Way and Curle Avenue. It was torn down in 1982 to make room for townhouses and office space. You can also see the start of construction of Burnaby General Hospital. I…
This is the waterfront of New Westminster from 1951. No elevated parking structures covering Front Street. Just look at those boardwalks…
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.
This is the area North of the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver from 1951. Other streets visible in the image are Hastings Street, Pender Street and Carrall Street. This image has amazing clarity. You can really zoom into the streets.
This is the Metrotown area of Burnaby from 1952. The main street running through the photo is Kingsway. The area where Metrotown stands now is a Ford Auto Plant, a Kelly-Douglas Company warehouse and an old school. You can even see the foundation of an even older school beside this one. Two years after this…
This is Camp Caycuse on Cowichan Lake on October 18, 1949.
This is the Burnside area of Victoria, looking south, from 1951. On the left, just above center, you can see the intersections of Gorge Road East, Douglas Street, Government Street and Hillside Avenue coming together in a traffic circle.
This is Port Hardy on Vancouver Island from 1948.
This is another view of Comox from 1947. This one looks a little west of the center of town.
This is a slightly different view of Victoria from 1947. Looking south down Government and Douglas Streets from roughly Herald Street. You can see all the way to the ocean.