The is the Canadian National Steamship terminal at the foot of Main Street in Vancouver from 1959.
This is the very first White Spot restaurant to open in Vancouver. It was located at Granville and West 67th Avenue. This photograph is from 1947, but the restaurant opened way back in 1928. Check out the line of traffic waiting to get in and the “overflow” parking across the street, to the right. The…
This is Canadian Pacific Rail Yard in Vancouver from 1946. Located on the north shore of False Creek, the Vancouver Roundhouse was the largest facility of its kind in British Columbia. You also get a fairly good view of Yaletown at the time.
This is the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver from 1957. You get an excellent view of Taylor Manor, a home for the elderly, and the Provincial Industrial Home for Girls. You can also make out Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the PNE off in the distance. This is one year before the wooden roller coaster was…
This is a photo of the Jericho Beach Air Station from 1953. Also known as RCAF Air Station Jericho Beach, the facility began operations in 1920 as a flying boat station. Later it was home to the No. 4 and No. 6 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadrons, and No. 1 Signal Squadron of the RCAF. Only two…
This is a shot of the area around the University of British Columbia from 1953. Near the middle you’ll find the Iona Building of the Vancouver School of Theology.
This is the area North of the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver from 1951. Other streets visible in the image are Hastings Street, Pender Street and Carrall Street. This image has amazing clarity. You can really zoom into the streets.
This is the Woodwards department store at Cambie and West 41st under construction in 1958. The store opened in 1959 and later became Oakridge Center.
This is the Eburne Sawmill in the Marpole area of Vancouver from 1948. The sawmill used to sit roughly where the Grant-McConachie Way Bridge now resides. The street you see going off the top of the image is SW Marine Drive.
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.