Archive Photos of the Day: Snowy Streets


Friday, January 18th, 2013 — 10:09am PST
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When the rest of Metro Vancouver is blanketed with centimeters of snow you’ll often find the streets bare or covered in slush downtown. Our snow build-up doesn’t usually compare to other parts of the region but that wasn’t always the case. I found a few frosty photos from the Vancouver Public Library archives that show a very snow-covered downtown Vancouver.


1909 – Granville at Hastings
VPL Accession Number: 7135
Photographer: Philip Timms


1916 – Robson and Thurlow
VPL Accession Number: 8302
Photographer: Philip Timms


1916 – Robson Street
VPL Accession Number: 8301
Photographer: Philip Timms


1916 – Granville Street
VPL Accession Number: 8303
Photographer: Philip Timms


1954 – Pender and Seymour
VPL Accession Number: 82437
Photographer / Studio: Artray


1971 – Robson and Burrard
VPL Accession Number: 9600M
Photographer: W. Roozeboom

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2 comments

  1. Great photos! Thanks for digging these up.

  2. It almost seems unusual in a way to consider how the streets of Vancouver might appear under a blanket of snow, even though the annual occurrence of the white stuff isn’t all that seldom. I especially like the Brill trolleys trudging through the snow in the 1954 photo above. Thanks, B!

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