40 Fascinating Pics Capture Street Scenes of Vancouver From Between the 1930s and ’50s

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Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, as the most populous city in the province and the fifth-most densely populated city in North America, behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City.

Street scenes of Vancouver from between the 1930s and ’50s

Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. It is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.

Port Metro Vancouver is the fourth-largest port by tonnage in the Americas, the busiest and largest in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry.

Take a look at these fascinating black and white pics from Vancouver Public Library Historical Photographs to see street scenes of Vancouver from between the 1930s and 1950s.

Beacon Theatre in old Pantages Theatre location, 20 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, 1932

Capitol Theatre, 820 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, 1934

Granville Street looking South from Dunsmuir, Vancouver, BC, 1936

Globe Theatre 800 block of Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, 1937

Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, 1937

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