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BO-48-3091 : Fort Langley Flood

 This is a higher altitude shot of Fort Langley during the big flood of the Fraser River in 1948. Water completely surrounded the city and Fort Langley was cut off from the rest of the world for almost two weeks.

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0-29 : The Kerrisdale Arena

 The Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver, also known as the Cyclone Taylor Arena, officially opened November 11, 1949. This photo from early 1950 shows off the new arena and the surrounding neighbourhood. Located at West 41st Avenue and East Boulevard, the skating facility was also the site of many concerts including a 1956 visit by Bill…

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53-112 : Brentwood Mall

 This is the Brentwood Mall area of Burnaby from 1953. We just miss the Lougheed Highway at the bottom of the screen. Willingdon Avenue is on the left and the big cluster of trees on the lower quarter of the image is now Brentwood Mall.

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53-110 : Brentwood Park

 This is the Brentwood Park area of Burnaby from 1953. The street at the bottom of the screen is Lougheed Highway and the street running up the right is Delta Avenue. Not much there, yet.

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BO-50-109 : Queensborough

 This is the Queensborough area of New Westminster from 1950. To help you get your bearings, the photo was taken from the Queensborough side looking North-West back towards New Westminster. Ten years after this photo, the saw mills were replaced by the Queensborough Bridge.

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BO-57-425 : The Old Carling Brewery

 This is an image of the old Carling Brewery from 1957 which was located at the corner of 12th and Arbutus in Vancouver. You can also see Connaught Park and Kitsilano Secondary School in the background.

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Map View Update

Just a quick note to let you know we’ve updated the map view to reflect the direction that the photograph was taken. This way, if you’re looking for a particular area, you can use the direction of the icon to see which way the camera was facing and get a better idea of which photo…

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58-51 : Empire Stadium Ski Jump

 This image shows the construction of a giant ski jump in Empire Stadium. In April of 1958, a 50m high ski jump was constructed for the 3-day long “Centennial Invitational Tournament.” It took the 25-man crew 13 days to set up the structure. Two machines capable of converting 300-pound blocks of ice into “snow” in…

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BO-56-400 : New Post Office Vancouver

 This is a really cool image of downtown Vancouver from 1956 during construction of the new Post Office. When the post office opened in 1958, it was the largest single building in Vancouver and was the world’s largest welded steel structure which incorporated state-of-the art technology, such as ramps and elevators to move trucks between…