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Vancouver History: Winter Scenes


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 — 12:58pm PDT
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Although we had a dusting of snow at the beginning of the month, a white Christmas doesn’t look very probably for Vancouver in 2009 (and Environment Canada only gives us an 11% chance each year anyway). 2008 was named “Canada’s Whitest Christmas” so in case you’re missing the powdery dustings around the city, I’ve rustled up a collection of winter scenes from Vancouver’s past thanks to the Vancouver Archives.

1889
View of Vancouver from Westminster Avenue South (Main Street & 6th)


Photo credit: Trueman & Caple, Item#: Str P125

1889
View of Vancouver from Richards Street and Dunsmuir Street


Item#: Str P123

1902
View of the North Shore from Robson & Jervis


Item#: Van Sc P123.2

1900s
Second Beach in Stanley Park after snowfall


Item#: Be P104

1900s
Horse and sleigh at the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park


Photo credit: Stanley Park Photographers, Item#: St Pk P46

1910s
Main and Pender after heavy snowfall


Item#: CVA 789-78

1916
Hastings and Richards after heavy snowfall


Item#: CVA 789-75

I’m still trying to be creative and think up my latest Then and Now post so if you have any theme suggestions (such as Hotels, Street Views, Apartments, Tourist Spots etc.) I’d love to hear them.

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