Archives Photos of the Day: Snow Days

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The North Shore mountains hide, shrouded in a grey cloud of flurries as I look out over an un-touched blanket of snow covering the West End. This morning’s snow in Metro Vancouver is still cascading from the skies as many have taken to staying indoors and bundling up. Growing up in Surrey we used to have plenty of snow days as we slid down the hill in a local park. Stuffed and suited up with arms like wool sausages, we spent hours on our old family toboggan.

As a throwback to our old snow days in Metro Vancouver, I have dug up some photos from the Surrey and Vancouver archives.


Year: 1927
In this photo: Peter Pantages (founder of the Polar Bear Club) & Miss E Robinson in the snow
Archives Item#: CVA 99-1784
Photographer: Stuart Thomson


Year: 1929
In this photo: Skiing on Grouse Mountain
Archives Item#: CVA 99-2000
Photographer: Stuart Thomson


Year: 1929
In this photo: Snow scene on Grouse Mountain
Archives Item#: CVA 99-2002
Photographer: Stuart Thomson


Year: April 1, 1936
In this photo: Hastings West of Homer, streetcar with snow-plough on front
Archives Item#: CVA 677-276.5


Year: April 1, 1936
In this photo: Granville at Pender downtown
Archives Item#: CVA 677-276.1


Year: April 1, 1936
In this photo: Pair heading to Spencer’s department store downtown
Archives Item#: CVA 677-276.3


Year: 1964
In this photo: White Rock under snow
Accession Number: SA 1992.036.3244, SA 1992.036.3245


Year: 1964
In this photo: Snow scene in Cloverdale
Accession Number: SA 1992.036.1802, SA 1992.036.1803

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3 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. BelindaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:04pm PDT

    Man, I love old photos and those are fabulous!

  2. JodiFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:50pm PDT

    I love to see old pics of Vancouver and its suburbs. These are great!

  3. jaxMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 10:32am PDT

    yay white rock. thanks. very cool.

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