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Old May 31st, 2011, 10:53 PM   #101
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Here's some shots of Vancouver from 1974:

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gm_17500 False Creek Marina Morning Reflections, Vancouver BC 1974 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_16125 False Creek & Granville Street Bridge, Vancouver BC 1974 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

And 1975:

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gm_17533 West Vancouver view towards Vancouver BC 1975 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

And 1976:

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gm_17501 Vancouver Harbour & Downtown BC 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10028 Vancouver, Dunbar view of city and mountains 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10029 Vancouver view of Downtown and North Shore 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10030 Vancouver view of Downtown and North Shore 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10508 Kite Flying at Vanier Park, Vancouver 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10501 View from shore west of Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10031 Granville Mall Bus Stop, Vancouver BC 1976 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

And 1977:

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gm_10239 Harbour Centre Construction Fog, Gastown Vancouver 1977 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10539 Burrard Inlet, Seabus view of Downtown Vancouver BC 1977 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_10306 Vancouver False Creek from Fairview 1977 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

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gm_16226 False Creek Sailboat Grounding, Vancouver BC 1977 by CanadaGood, on Flickr
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 12:33 AM   #102
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God these photos make me miss Vancouver!
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 12:56 AM   #103
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It's interesting to see the Scotia Tower and Harbour Centre u/c in the 70's pics.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:02 AM   #104
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well done, punk!
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Old June 19th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #105
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Postcard: Old Georgia Viaduct, c.1915
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Burrard & Alberni Streets, 1955
Burrard Street looking north towards Alberni Street on April 22, 1955. The low building in the center of the photo is the Palomar Dance Hall building which is being prepped for demolition.
[CBC Archive; Alvin Armstrong, photographer]
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New West in1957
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Granville Street in 1965
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Old June 20th, 2011, 02:28 AM   #106
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Awesome!


More vintage Vancouver:









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Old June 20th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #107
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I don't know if what I'm going to say will result in some hatred comments, but I prefer Granville St in the old photos. I'm not saying, of course, that isn't beautiful nowadays, but in the past it seems to be so bright and "happy" (despite the cloudy weather). I guess I just prefer a combination between the new and the old style.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #108
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I actually agree with you 100%. The old granville street was much more vibrant and colorfull and more fun to hang out and shop. Hopefully, people will start to go back there after the beautifcation made over.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 01:58 AM   #109
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Awesome updates!
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:30 AM   #110
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c.1970

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Vintage Victoria Downtown by Paul Rule, on Flickr

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Unknown City Vintage Slide by Paul Rule, on Flickr
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Old July 18th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #111
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VPL-CVA-False-Creek-Bridge-1893 by Leedman, on Flickr
False Creek Bridge 1893 Looking toward Mt. Pleasant. Bridge on which street car runs was built in 1890 for especial use of street cars to be drawn by horses. On left old slaughter houses at mouth of Brewery Creek. Street car, single track up Westminster Ave hill, (now Main St). Tower of Fire Hall on n.e cor. 9th Ave (Broadway) and Quebec. Originally very easily crossed at low tide; tide here is high. Used as a crossing since earliest times. First bridge across False Creek built here about 1872. This photo was taken after brick Mt Pleasant School, see tower on skyline beside top of trolly wire pole. Water to east (left) & bridge now filled in and known as Main St, Thornton Park and Canadian National Railway Station. Location has long history. Indian [First Nations] name "Ki-wah-usks", i.e., two points exactly opposite.


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City of Vancouver Arch by R R Horne, on Flickr
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1912 City of Vancouver Arch built for the Duke of Connaught's visit. Arch was located at the corner of Granville and Hastings. Note the original location of Henry Birks Jewellers on the north-east corner. In the background is the old CPR Railway Station at the foot of Granville.
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gm_11029 Vancouver, Stadium Station 1994 by CanadaGood, on Flickr

Stadium Station 1994

View over Skytrain tracks towards the Skytrain Stadium Station in 1994. The old Vancouver Sun Tower and the Harbour Centre Tower are clearly seen.
Construction has started on some of the earliest Concord Pacific condos.
Photo was probably taken from sidewalk of the Georgia Street Viaduct.


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gm_15038 PNE Parade, Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC 1991 by CanadaGood, on Flickr
PNE Parade on Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver, BC 1991.
This is a view looking east towards Main Street.
THe nearest float is advertising the 6/49 Lottery.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #112
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Cool!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #113
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Wow, Vancouver was still fairly impressive in 1974!
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I don't know if what I'm going to say will result in some hatred comments, but I prefer Granville St in the old photos. I'm not saying, of course, that isn't beautiful nowadays, but in the past it seems to be so bright and "happy" (despite the cloudy weather). I guess I just prefer a combination between the new and the old style.
I agree with you 100% aswell. The Vancouver of back then had 2X the excitement of the current version at 1/4 the population.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #115
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Granville Street 1951 by Photocat62, on Flickr

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Granville St.Vancouver old buses by sofarsocute Pierre is 石 ♪or Pedro or Пьер., on Flickr
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10010 Vancouver 1980 by wild prairie man, on Flickr
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #116
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Kits Beach 40's by Photocat62, on Flickr

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Hastings Street Looking East by Photocat62, on Flickr
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #117
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Historical Vancouver- 1970's- 溫哥華市歷史 by iano50, on Flickr

"Very little of the waterfront is the way in was in the 70's. Canada Place and the Seabus terminal have been built, just to the rear of where this shot was taken. East Hastings has lost the Woodwards Store and the city urgently needs that area to be redeveloped. In the distance stands the 2nd Narrows Bridge (now called the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge) and Capitol Hill."
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #118
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VANCOUVER,BC,CANADA Victoria-Seattle Steamer sailing under Lions Gate Bridge by Jasperdo, on Flickr

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Vintage Vancouver by scottfreek, on Flickr


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Granville Street near Pender Street, looking north, showing sign for Semi-Ready Tailoring by rbrtwhite, on Flickr
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Old October 7th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #119
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Nice finds, Petro! Granville was definitely the main street in those days.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #120
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I've found many more pics, but I didn't post because I was wondering if it was "OK" to post them and others don't have the HTML link.
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