Vancouver’s 125th

Happy 125th Birthday, Vancouver! Still young and beautiful. Check out the cool video of Vancouver streets in 1907 on the bottom of the linked page. I was surprised to see that the traffic moved on the left back in the day.

Much closer to the present are these photos taken two weeks ago when we drove out to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.


Lots of snow on the Lions (the two peaks on the North Shore mountains)


A glimpse of the working port of Vancouver with the downtown highrises in the distance


A stop for a wee picnic lunch on Spanish Banks – too cold to linger long!


This view always surprises when driving north along Burrard Street in the downtown

P.S. The Vancouver Sun, in print as well as online, has a whole section dedicated to Vancouver’s birthday. I’ve only just started to read the paper but wanted to capture the link before I forget. I hope they keep it in the archives for a few years at least.

April 6, 2011 in Canada and BC, History by Marja-Leena