Taken from almost directly above the Empress Hotel and facing North, this photo shows downtown Victoria from 1947.
This is the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria from 1947. A little bit of the “grittier” part of town. Can you spot the steam locomotive?
Would you believe the Braid Street Skytrain Station and Bus Loop was once the BC Distillery Company? This snowy air photo from 1947 shows the New Westminster factory as it used to be. The intersection on the right is the corner of Brunette Avenue and Braid Street, but back then, Braid Street was actually Distillery…
A higher altitude shot of the southern half of Stanley Park and part of downtown Vancouver. It was taken May 26, 1946. Second Beach seems to be really bustling with activity.
The city of Kelowna in 1948 is practically unrecognisable. The street at the front of the picture is Water Street. The next one back is St. Paul Street.
This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1947 looking toward Stanley Park. You’ll see the harbour looks very different than it does today. Although this image doesn’t have the clarity of some of the others, it’s still a great view.
This is the Hudson’s Bay Company store in Victoria from 1947. It also shows Douglas St., Government St. and Blanshard St. This image has an amazing amount of detail. Check out the Victoria Public Market…
This is a shot of the Pacific National Exhibition and Hastings Racecourse from 1949.
This is Vancouver’s City Hall on May 29, 1946.
In 1948, a cool spring and warm summer led to a sudden melting of the winter snow pack that caused major flooding throughout the Lower Mainland. On June 3rd the Hatzic dyke, just east of Mission, gave way.