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 the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria from 1947. A little bit of the “grittier” part of town. Can you spot the steam locomotive?
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 a shot of the Pacific National Exhibition and Hastings Racecourse from 1949.
This is a pretty amazing shot of downtown New Westminster in 1947.
Victoria Harbour in 1947. You can see the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building and the Ferry Terminal.
This is an image of historic downtown Vancouver, featuring the Hotel Vancouver and courthouse from 1946. If you look down Robson Street you’ll even see an old streetcar.
This was taken over the north-west edge of Stanley Park looking at the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the mountains of Capilano and North Vancouver. It was taken in 1947.