This is an overview of the fishing village of Steveston from 1947.
These are part of the Kelowna Grower’s Exchange buildings in downtown Kelowna from 1951. The main intersection in the image is the corner of Ellis St. and Doyle Ave.
This is the location of the Mary Hill Bypass in Port Coquitlam from 1957. Interestingly, the City of Port Coquitlam claims that the Evans Coleman and Evans aggregate gravel plant did not open here until August of 1960, but this photo from 1957 clearly shows a working plant. The Mary Hill Bypass itself did not…
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 Gibbons Drive in Richmond from 1954, approximately where James Thompson Elementary School now sits. The intersection at the very top of the image is No. 1 Road and Granville Avenue.
This is the Collingwood area of Vancouver from 1955. The main street near the bottom of the image is East 41st Ave and the street on the left running up/down with the “zig-zag” in it is Nanaimo Street.
This is the Station Square area of Burnaby from 1958. You get a great view of the Ford Motor Plant, which has several of it’s own posts. The major street just below the Ford Plant is Kingsway. To the right of the Ford Plant you see Silver Avenue, McKay Avenue and Willingdon Avenue.
This is a somewhat higher altitude overview of the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1949.
This is a “high altitude” view of the Jericho Beach Air Station from 1947. I haven’t been posting any of the higher altitude photos because you can’t see much ground detail, but this was a special request. It seems to be the only photo that shows the entire Air Station. You also get a unique…
This is the BC Ice and Cold Storage building in the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver from 1950. The main street running left/right near the lower part of the image is Dundas Street. The street in the lower-right corner is North Nanaimo Street. This entire area seems to have turned into apartment buildings.