Vancouver Aerial Photos Then and Now

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In a city where the skyline changes annually, it’s always fascinating to look back ten to one hundred years to see how it has evolved. Last week I had the opportunity to fly around the region with News1130’s Kim Seale and I had my cameras firing every few seconds as I tried to capture the sights. In the spirit of my old “Then and Now” series, I actually found some of my latest aerial photos could be matched up with a few from the Vancouver Public Library Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives:

1931: Archives item# Van Sc P15. Royal Canadian Air Force Photograph.

Aerial Photos from my News1130 Fly-Along

1952: VPL Number: 81816. Photographer: Art Jones.

Aerial Photos from my News1130 Fly-Along

1963: VPL Number: 42690. Photographer: Province Newspaper.

Aerial Photos from my News1130 Fly-Along

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  1. BrookeTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 3:19pm PST

    Thought you might like this info:

  2. MarkTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 4:23pm PST

    If you like aerial photographs, you can view part of a private collection right now at

    Mostly from the 1940’s and 1950’s. There’s also a nice feature to be able to zoom in to the images.

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