Victoria, BC when she was just a baby city

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Ladies disembark from the tender “America” onto the Titanic. 11 Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the Titanic Taken by Father Frank Browne SJ ~ vintage everyday Rms Titanic, Titanic Photos, Titanic History, Titanic Ship, Ancient History, Titanic Wreck, Tudor History, Belfast, Old Pictures

11 Never Before Seen Pictures Of The Titanic

These photos, taken by Father Browne SJ show a glimpse of what things were like before the ship went down.

The original Second Narrows Bridge in It was designed as a lift bridge to allow both cars and trains to travel across the Burrard Inlet. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Tugboats, Fraser Valley, Most Beautiful Cities, Historical Pictures, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Art Images

The original Second Narrows Bridge in 1926. It was designed as a lift bridge to allow both cars and trains to travel across the Burrard Inlet.

The Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC Designed by Francis Rattenbury. Most Haunted, Haunted Places, West Coast Canada, Victoria Vancouver Island, Hotel Victoria, Victoria British Columbia, Old Pictures, Vintage Pictures, Grand Hotel

Drugs, Adultery & Betrayal: A Blueprint for Murder

A Violent Murder One of the most famous architects in British Columbia history, found in the sitting room of his England home with his head bashed in. Who is to blame? His wife, a scandalous woman, later painted as a sexual predator? Her 18-year-old lover, passionate but ultimately clueless? It is a murder that has had people whispering and speculating for decades. What really happened to Francis Rattenbury that day in 1935? Only his ghost knows for certain. Early Years

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Burrard Street from Pender - 1939/2009

The mighty Hotel Vancouver, the 3rd such hotel in the city, is all that remains in this view looking south from West Pender Street. The top photo was taken just after the hotel was completed, I'm guessing, as it sat half built during most of the depression then was rushed to completion in 1939 for the royal visit. In fact, the top photo looks like the area was dressed up for the royal visit. It's interesting to see what the scale of this area of downtown used to be, mostly one to three-story…

Throwback Thursday – check out this comparison from lower Johnson Street, aka Lo-Jo, in Victoria. Lots of fun differences to find here! Can you guess what year the older picture is from? Tourism Victoria, Victoria City, Victoria Bc Canada, Emily Carr, Then And Now Photos, Travel Stuff, Sunshine Coast, Travel Information, Vancouver Island

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BC – VICTORIA, Johnson Street Bridge, Ship Passing Under c.1930s RPPC Victoria Vancouver Island, Victoria Bc Canada, Vintage Postcards, 1930s, Buildings, Bridge, The Past, Coast, Ship

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Postcard: Belleville and Menzies Sts., Victoria, BC, c.1910

"Belleville Street and Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C." The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain. Eastward view of Belleville Street in Victoria, BC taken from the intersection at Menzies Street. Looming large in the background on the left is the CPR Empress Hotel (1908). Off to the right is the grounds of the Provincial Parliament Building (1898) and out of sight to the extreme left was the CPR Steamship Terminal and dock.

BC – VICTORIA, Inner Harbour and Causeway from the Empress Hotel, Trio c.1914 RP West Coast Canada, Victoria Vancouver Island, Victoria B, Emily Carr, The Empress, Boat Plans, Islands, Coastal, Ships

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looking north across the Inner Harbour,Victoria ca 1893 from the front of the Bird Cages Victoria British Columbia, Emily Carr, Western Canada, Bird Cages, Vancouver Island, History Facts, Alaska, Islands, Westerns

Victoria waterfront, 1893

looking north across the Inner Harbour ca 1893 from the front of the Bird Cages #yyj

Dominion Photo Co. photo, Vancouver Public Library VPL 1870 Gastown In the year this photograph of Water Street was taken, the informal little hamlet of Gastown was surveyed and officially anointed the Township of Granville. Vancouver Photos, Vancouver City, Vancouver Island, Vancouver Gastown, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Local History, History Facts

A History of Sex Work in Early Vancouver -

When Florence Mackenzie came to Vancouver in 1894 to set up a brothel, prostitution in the city was conducted in a designated area, or red light district, on Dupont Street, now part of East Pender in Chinatown. Five years later, an attempted murder helped to end Mackenzie’s operation, and soon the red light district would be moved to other areas before being outlawed entirely by the time war broke out in 1914.

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Victoria, provincial museum, 1910s?

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1910 Victoria, B. View looking north from the Legislature Buildings on Belleville Street in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island, History Facts, Great Britain, British Columbia, Paris Skyline, Canada, Victoria, Buildings, Street

Postcard: Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC, c.1910

"Victoria, B. C., from Government Buildings" Souvenir Post Card. The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain. View looking north from the Legislature Buildings on Belleville Street in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island.

BC – VICTORIA, Government and Belleville St, “A” Squadron Procession c.1915 RPPC Victoria Bc Canada, Emily Carr, Vancouver Island, History Facts, Historical Photos, British Columbia, World, City, Cards

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Outside the Canadian Pacific Steamship Terminal at 468 Belleville Street in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Photograph taken on July Victoria City, Tally Ho, Travel Stuff, Vancouver Island, Hotels, Photograph, History, Street, Cards

Tally-Ho, Victoria, BC, 1947

Outside the Canadian Pacific Steamship Terminal at 468 Belleville Street in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Photograph taken on July 5, 1947.

Vintage hand-coloured real photo postcard of the Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Shows also a car and trams on the road by the harbour. Victoria City, Victoria Harbour, Victoria British, Granville Street, Granville Island, Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Island, National Electric, Photo Postcards

Once Upon a Tram: The British Columbia Electric Railway in Victoria and Vancouver | SkyriseCities

We take a look at the historic streetcar systems in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia.