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.
This is East Hastings Street area of Vancouver near the Pacific National Exhibition in 1956. You can see the Second Narrows Bridge is under construction. Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the Kootenay Bus Loop are also visible.
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.