14 Photos of Vancouver in 1914

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One hundred years ago, our fair city was 28 years old and already survived a Great Fire, erected the tallest building in the British Empire, built a courthouse that stands today as the city’s art gallery, had a thriving interurban transit system and a population well over 100,000 (a fifth of what it is today).

14 Photos of Vancouver in 1914

Taking a look back at Vancouver in 1914, here are some photos from that year courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives:

Crowds outside the C.P.R. Station for the embarkation of the first overseas troops. Vancouver Archives# Mil P276.1.

72nd Seaforths marching over bridge to Stanley Park. Vancouver Archives# CVA 99-1172.

Coal Harbour (before Lost Lagoon was sectioned off) and Stanley Park. Vancouver Archives# CVA 789-124.

City of Vancouver street cleaning crew on Labour Day. Vancouver Archives# CVA 789-14.

Car crash at Granville Street at Connaught Drive. Vancouver Archives# Str P409.2.

A group at Prospect Point and a group descending Grouse Mountain both photos attributed to F.W. Hewton. Vancouver Archives# St Pk P145 and Mount P11.1.

Vancouver Cycle Club. Vancouver Archives# CVA 1376-254.

Passengers from the Komagata Maru. Vancouver Archives# CVA 7-127.

Construction on the upper floors of the (second) Hotel Vancouver. Vancouver Archives# Hot P55.3.

Smithe between Howe and Granville, and the third CPR station under construction. Vancouver Archives# LGN 986 and CVA 152-1.080.

Kitsilano Beach. Vancouver Archives# Be N3.

English Bay Beach. Vancouver Archives# Be P144.2.

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