Vancouver Then and Now

Vancouver Then and Now

Book - 2015
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This book contrasts historic images of Vancouver with images of the same locations as they currently appear.
Publisher: San Diego, California :, Thunder Bay Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781626863873
Branch Call Number: 971.133 Man
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (some colour)


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May 16, 2019

"Vancouver Then and Now" is actually quite an interesting visual history of the city's steady (and, often drastic) change over the past century.

Canadian historian, Francis Mansbridge certainly went to a lot of time and effort to compile this book that represents a significant historical perspective on the continual development of the lower mainland.

IMO - It is unfortunate that over these past 20+ years the natural beauty of the city of Vancouver (as well as Burnaby) has been steadily undermined by money-grubbing property developers.

May 09, 2019

*Personally speaking* - I definitely prefer Vancouver back "Then" rather than "Now" - Especially "Now" - (10 years following this book's publication in 2009) - Where this city's natural beauty is being steadily destroyed by greedy, short-sighted, foreign developers who are bulldozing everything in site and turning this urban landscape into an eyesore of ugly, cheaply-constructed, over-priced high-rises.

Compiled by Canadian historian, Francis Mansbridge - This interesting pictorial documentation of Vancouver covers more than 100 years of photos (both color and b&w) that gives you a good perspective on how the face of this city had drastically changed over these many decades.

Oct 07, 2010

Each site has a photo of a century ago or so, and a current photo of the same place. Interesting how some buildings hardly changed, and how much the wilderness sites have changed.

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