This is the West End of Vancouver from 1957. It seems to be completely free of high-rise buildings. The one tall apartment building in the center/left is the Georgian Towers Apartments, with West Georgia St. just to the left and Alberni St. just to the right of the building. That leaves Robson, Haro and Barclay…
This is a great shot of the Great Northern Dock, Pacific Mills Limited and the Packers buildings. There’s a huge amount of rail activity in the area and check out the scrap yards near the bottom of the frame. They appear to be filled with World War 2 aircraft pieces. The intersection near the lower-right…
This photo features the intersection of Jervis Street and Davie Street in downtown Vancouver. It was taken in 1953. The bridge in the upper-left corner is the Burrard Bridge. Take a look at Vanier Park….in 1953 it was still the Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Depot #7.
This is the Capilano Stadium from June 16, 1951. You probably know it better by it’s current name, the Nat Bailey Stadium. The stadium originally opened for business in 1951, but I was unable to find the exact date. From this view, the grounds around the stadium don’t appear to be complete yet.
This is a nice photo of the Vancouver waterfront at the foot of Main Street from 1959. You get a nice view of the back of the Canadian National Pier.
This photo from 1947 is one of several labelled BC Livestock Exchange. I wasn’t able to find any information about the site, but interestingly, it was located at the foot of Fraser Street where the old Fraser Street Bridge went over to Mitchell Island.
This is another low altitude shot of apartment buildings in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1948. The intersection in the top-left is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street. At the bottom of the image you can see the rail lines that the interurban streetcars ran on. The “Kitsilano Loop” was in use…
This is another really low altitude shot of housing in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1948. The intersection on the left is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Yew Street just south of Kitsilano Beach Park. There are several people in windows and on the street watching the plane fly past.
This is a really low altitude shot of some apartments in Vancouver from 1948. The intersection is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Vine Street just south of Kitsilano Beach Park. Surprisingly, the area still looks pretty similar.
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.