Vancouver Icons: St Paul’s Hospital


Monday, October 28th, 2013 — 1:34pm PST
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An entire city has built up around St Paul’s Hospital, which has been providing patient care and advancing medical technology over the last century in downtown Vancouver. Thinking ahead to the holiday season, and the legendary St Paul’s light display, I have chosen the iconic hospital for today’s photo feature that includes modern and archive images.


1923: Archives# Bu N251.


1940 & 1920: VPL# 14700 & 12204. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

Vancouver - St Paul's Hospital pano 01
Photo credit: Joe Mabel on Flickr

St. Paul's Hospital A view of St. Paul's Hospital
Photo credit: Canadian Pacific & brent_granby on Flickr

St. Paul's Hospital: Historic Burrard Building St. Paul's Hospital: Historic Burrard Building
Photo credit: Heritage Vancouver & Heritage Vancouver on Flickr

A view of St. Paul's Hospital Untitled
Photo credit: brent_granby & Cannabis Culture on Flickr

Historic St. Paul's Hospital
Photo credit: Canadian Pacific on Flickr

Lights of Hope is an annual fundraising campaign to support St. Paul’s Hospital. Donations to the campaign can be made today to support doctors, nurses and other caregivers, along with the 380,000 patients they care for each year. The Lights of Hope display will be illuminated on November 20, 2013.

St. Paul's Hospital Christmas Lights
Photo credit: quinet on Flickr

lights of hope... (part 27) IMG_2688
Photo credit: steveleenow & jonrawlinson on Flickr

Tonight in Vancouver: The brightest yard in the block!
Photo credit: [@travelfox] Julius Reque on Flickr

St. Paul's Hospital Christmas Lights
Photo credit: quinet on Flickr

Previous Vancouver Icons posts: Capilano Lake, Stawamus Chief, Nine O’Clock Gun, Malkin Bowl, Search, Vancouver Rowing Club, Echoes, Point Atkinson Lighthouse, English Bay Inukshuk, Hollow Tree, Hotel Europe, Lions Gate Bridge Lions, LightShed, Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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  1. Thanks and hope to see everyone at our Lights of Hope Community Celebration on Nov. 20!

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