Vancouver History: Winter Scenes

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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.

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

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

View of Vancouver from Richards Street and Dunsmuir Street

Item#: Str P123

View of the North Shore from Robson & Jervis

Item#: Van Sc P123.2

Second Beach in Stanley Park after snowfall

Item#: Be P104

Horse and sleigh at the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park

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

Main and Pender after heavy snowfall

Item#: CVA 789-78

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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