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.
This is the Lansdowne Park Racetrack in 1947. It was located where Lansdowne Center Mall now sits in Richmond. Check out the horse race…in-progress.
This is a pretty amazing shot of downtown New Westminster in 1947.
In 1947, the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) made a visit to Victoria. This is a shot as it was leaving for it’s next destination.
Victoria Harbour in 1947. You can see the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building and the Ferry Terminal.
This is the Burnaby Heights area of North Burnaby in 1946. The Iron Workers Memorial Bridge hasn’t been built yet and the whole east-side of the North Shore is looking very uninhabited.
University of British Columbia from 1953.
This is New Westminster overlooking Poplar Island and the site of the Scott Paper mill. In 1946, when this picture was taken, it was still called the Alaska Pine Company. You can also make out 6th Ave and 12th street.
This 1946 photo is taken from downtown Vancouver looking south-west to Granville Island. It includes the old Granville Bridge, the Burrard Bridge and the old railway bridge over False Creek. You can also see a bit of the downtown end of Davie Village.