This is the Hotel Vancouver and the Courthouse in downtown Vancouver from 1949. The intersection at the bottom of the screen is Burrard and Robson Street.
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 levels, and a 2,400-foot long underground conveyor belt system linking the building and the CPR Waterfront Station.
This is a shot looking up West Georgia Street in Vancouver from 1958. You can see from the viaduct right up to Stanley Park. You can also see right up Robson Street.
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 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 right.
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.