Vancouver’s past comes to YouTube


One hundred and fifty movies from the Vancouver Archives holdings, some home made and others produced by the city, are now available online. They include footage of an early flight from Jericho Beach, construction of the Granville St. bridge, the demolition at Woodwards and much more, including this footage of the New Zealand All Blacks playing rugby in Stanley Park in the 1930s.

The views from bridges, in particular, give a sense of the city’s dramatic changes, with today’s view corridors occupied by yesterday’s rooftop signs.