This is a really amazing photo of a house fire in North Vancouver from 1951. It must have been flown VERY low. It’s the most detail I’ve seen out of any air photo so far. The house fire is near the corner of St. Andrews Avenue and East 4th Street. Further up the hill you…
This is a bit if a higher up shot of Victoria’s Inner Harbour from 1951. You get an excellent view of the city and houses surrounding the downtown core. Check out the ships in the harbour.
This is a subdivision in Victoria from 1947 that is under construction. The street running diagonally through the image from the left is Tolmie Avenue. The houses under construction are on Alder, Reed, Rutledge, Yew and Glasgow Streets.
This is Victoria from 1954. The image doesn’t quite have the clarity of some of the others, but still interesting to see this part of town.
This is the English Bay area of Vancouver from 1954. A beautiful sunny day and the beaches are packed.
This is the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1948. Old Shaughnessy Golf Course is now the site of the VanDusen Botanical Garden. There’s an interesting “camp” at the top of the image that looks like a military base. I count approximately 80 buses in the parking lot. If anyone has any information about this, please…
This is a low altitude photo of the Kitsilano area of Vancouver in 1948. You can see Henry Hudson Elementary (100 years old) just toward the top-right of center. Then two buildings further back lies the Seaforth Armoury.
This is the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1947. Old Shaughnessy Golf Course, near the center of the image, became the VanDusen Botanical Garden 28 years after this photo was taken. Vancouver College can be seen in just left and below the center of the image.
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 a really low altitude photo of a subdivision in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver in 1948. The intersection near the middle of the screen is West 1st Avenue and Maple Street. At the top of the image you’ll see Henry Hudson Elementary.