Vanmates   |   September 25, 2020

Watch this Amazing Video of Vancouver in the 1930s

‘Time travel’ in the streets of downtown Vancouver a century ago.


Ever wonder what it might have looked like to walk the streets of downtown Vancouver nearly a century ago?

A video recently created and shared by Brian A. Walters is like a “time machine” that takes viewers to the heart of the city around 90 years ago.

Walters says he did take a few creative liberties in assembling the images: “This piece is from roughly 1930 and shows the area around Georgia and Granville Streets, though it isn’t one particular year as much as it is a greatest hits of early 1900s Vancouver architecture.”

Architecture buffs may note that while the buildings are beautiful, not all the neighbours are wholly accurate. 

The video was shared over the weekend to a popular Vancouver history Facebook group, where it garnered well over a hundred comments from delighted viewers.

Walters is a skilled hand at creating these kinds of videos; he’s also done a “time machine” project featuring legendary Canadian band RUSH

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