This video is a double throwback of Vancouver in the 1930s vs. 1990s


Nineties nostalgia is real, but things get really intense when you double down and throw it back to the 1930s in a photographic then and now comparison.

That’s the premise of this video from the early 1990s, that takes a look at landmark Vancouver locations sixty years apart…and now that’s all 25 years in the past, too.

Cross the Burrard Inlet on a paddlewheeler…or a funky 90s SeaBus. Cross the Burrard Bridge by car then…and now, then journey on across the Granville Bridge in both decades. Anything look familiar?

The 1930s footage was shot by Sidney Groberman, and the video produced in 1993 for the Knowledge Network. A lot changes in 80 years, and in 25 years, too!

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom