A Holiday miracle?
After months of discouraging weather reports, local meteorologist are beginning to change their tune! A white X-mas just might be on the way, to celebrate, here are the best frosty, icy, snowy, blizzard-y photos from the vaults of the Vancouver Archives.
A horse-drawn sleigh in front of the Hollow Tree, ca. 1900
Anyone wish they could do this now?
Lifesavers in the snow, 1927
Royal Lifesaving Society members Miss E. Robinson and Pete Pantages pose on a snowy beach. That guy never gets cold…
Burnt, frozen church, 1931
Interior of First Baptist Church at Nelson Street and Burrard Street. The icicles formed after firefighters attempted to put out the massive blaze that destroyed the church.
Snowy alley, 1916
Not sure how snowplows managed that in 1916!
Snow scene in Strathcona, 1920
Not the most practical snow wear, but they look pretty dapper.
Skiing on Grouse Mountain, 1929
Pretty big crowd for the 1920s.
Hastings Street in a snow storm, 1937
No Ford Model T’s seen in this photo, though they did release a new model that year.
The courthouse covered with snow, 1916
Now the Vancouver Art Gallery covered in snow.
First snow scenes on Grouse Mountain, 1929
Taken for the Vancouver Star newspaper.
House on the corner of 1st Ave and Waterloo in Kits, 1911
Way before the bikeway was built.
Beaver Lake, partially frozen and covered in snow, 1898
Definition of a winter wonderland.
Snow horse and sleigh, 1941
Very impressive snow work.
Stanley Park fountain, 1929
Probably should have turned this off earlier.
Hastings St. between Homer and Richards, 1936
Hope they had snow tires..
Boats and docks covered in snow, 1936
Near Dead Man’s Island.
Man standing in snow on North Shore mountain, ca. 1910
Put a jacket on!
Group of skiers in Enquist Lodge on Mt. Seymour, 1940
The Enquist family operated Mt. Seymour from the late 1930s until 1951.
Couple with dog on Waterloo Street and 4th Avenue, 1910
That’s an epic superman curl.
Hikers on Grouse Mountain, 1910 – 1929
That must have been quite the view.
A snow covered road leading to the “Seven Sisters”, 1936