Vancouver’s Snow Lifeguards: The Park Board has setup lifeguards at lakes and ponds since they are not frozen over but some have attempted to walk or skate on the surfaces.
I have dug around a bit more to find a few more Public Domain gems within the city archives’ vast collections, which you are free to use! Here are some of my favourites and just for fun, I’ve positioned them with some current Google Street View images for a Then and Now effect
Photos and noteworthy dates and events looking back at Vancouver in 1919. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver.
On this day (October 16) in 1940, the Peace Arch Highway was renamed the King George VI Highway. Today, it’s King George Boulevard. Browse some archive photos of the thoroughfare.
Vancouver West End Lane Namesakes: From Rosemary Brown Lane between Robson and Haro to Pantages Lane between Davie and Burnaby, here are some of the namesakes and the amazing roles they played in Vancouver’s history.
Vintage photos of Vancouverites being awesome in the snow, 50-100 years ago. Images courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives. Proving that in Vancouver, some fun can be had even when we’ve been blanketed by blizzard conditions.