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.
This is the Burrard Dry Dock site in North Vancouver from 1947. It was situated at the base of Lonsdale Avenue and built over 450 ships in 87 years. You can also see the North Vancouver Ferry Company before it became the SeaBus.
This image is of downtown Vancouver in 1947. You can see St. Paul’s Hospital in the lower-left corner. Looking off to the north-east, you can see the Hotel Vancouver, the Courthouse (now the Vancouver Art Gallery) and the North Shore Mountains. You can even make out the Orpheum, Vogue and Capitol theaters off to the…
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?