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…
A higher altitude shot of the southern half of Stanley Park and part of downtown Vancouver. It was taken May 26, 1946. Second Beach seems to be really bustling with activity.
This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1947 looking toward Stanley Park. You’ll see the harbour looks very different than it does today. Although this image doesn’t have the clarity of some of the others, it’s still a great view.
This is a shot of the Pacific National Exhibition and Hastings Racecourse from 1949.
This is Vancouver’s City Hall on May 29, 1946.
University of British Columbia from 1953.
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.