Photos of Vancouver in the 80s

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For my archive photo collections I would normally reach way back into the 1880s, around the time when the City of Vancouver was established, however that’s not the case this week. Thanks to a suggestion from Keira-Anne, the ‘Archive Photos: Vancouver in the 80s’ I’m focusing on will be the 1980s, taking a glimpse at the ever-changing skyline over the last few decades:


Granville Bridge. Archives# CVA 780-106.


Cambie Bridge under construction. Photograph attributed to Al Ingram. Archives# CVA 800-2482.


Archives# CVA 772-686 & CVA 772-1393.


Archives# CVA 772-687 & CVA 772-741.


Robson at Hamilton. Archives# CVA 779-E12.06.


300 Dunsmuir. Archives# CVA 779-E11.33 & Georgia at Granville. Archives# CVA 779-E02.18.


Hamilton at Davie in Yaletown. Archives #CVA 779-E13.04.


Western view of Terminal Ave, before the SkyTrain line. Photograph attributed to Al Ingram. Archives# CVA 800-3011.


Main Street SkyTrain station under construction. Photograph attributed to Al Ingram. Archives# CVA 800-3097.


View of downtown during Expo86. Creator: Ernie H. Reksten. Archives# 2010-006.403.


View of downtown during Expo86. Creator: Ernie H. Reksten. Archives# 2010-006.395.

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  1. Tyler IngramFriday, November 8th, 2013 — 9:49am PST

    Rebecca, have you done a post about where the various parts of Expo86 went off to? Like the structure of the NWT Paviliion (in the photos i think) went to become part of the Scott Factory (forget what it’s name is now) in New Westminster. And that some of the benches are now in White Rock etc?

    Also like the Inukshuk (in English Bay) I believe was part of Expo86 too!

    It be neat to see if there are any other bits around the Lower Mainland.

  2. Christian NewmanFriday, November 8th, 2013 — 10:06am PST

    That’s an awesome idea!

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