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Archives Photos of the Day: Summer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT
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Yesterday was the first day of summer and the season hit Vancouver with a wallop of sunshine. To celebrate the parting of the clouds and the freeing of toes from closed shoes, I searched the Vancouver Archives for some simmering summer shots from days gone by.

1895 – Vancouver Cycling Club at Prospect Point. Vancouver Archives Item# St Pk P174.

1920 – Kits Beach. Vancouver Archives Item# CVA 99-1225.

1929 – Swimming float at English Bay. Vancouver Archives Item# CVA 99-2470.

1930 – English Bay scene. Vancouver Archives Item# CVA 99-2118.

1947 – Kits Beach. Vancouver Archives Item# Be P83.


  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    Wow that photo from Prospect point is crazy! Look at all those trees on the North Shore! Then again.. it was over a 100yrs ago.

  2. c says:

    and people actually swimming in english bay

  3. Sam North says:

    Wow. I thought Kits Beach was busy now. In 1947 it was packed!

  4. Lindsay says:

    These are great pictures that I would have never thought to look up! I was just at Kit’s beach yesterday and not much has changed!

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