15 of your favourite historical photos of Vancouver

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For the past few months we’ve been sharing a daily(ish) photo on our Facebook Page taken from the vast collection of holdings of the City of Vancouver Archives. Sometimes timely to coincide with current day happenings, always interesting, these black and white photos show that the history of our city was actually quite colourful. Below we’ve put together a collection of 15 of the ones people Liked the most. Like our Page HERE if you want to see more of these pop in your feed every day.

Second Beach. 1940.

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Buffalo in Stanley Park. 1939.

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Man chilling with two bear cubs in Kitsilano. 1911.

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Casual Sunday at Kits Beach. 1946.

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Waiting for the streetcar in Mt Pleasant. 1908.

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That time Harry Houdini hung upside down off The Vancouver Sun’s building. 1923.

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Traffic at Robson and Hornby. 1907.

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Three room stump house near where Queen Elizabeth Park is now. 1910.

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Mondays in Vancouver. 1940’s.

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Kits Beach. 1920.

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Autumn in Stanley Park. 1890’s.

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Foggy autumn morning on Granville. 1906.

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Vancouver from the air. 1932.

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Logging English Bay. 1890.

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Man leaning on 50 foot circumference cedar tree in Stanley Park. 1890.

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