Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

Vancouver History

Image courtesy of Vancouver Archives

A local Vancouver history buff has put together a compellingΒ website that shows the dramatic differences that many locations have undergone in the Vancouver area. From virgin forests to high-rises in just 130 years, Vancouver has a storied past that is hinted at from this greatΒ collection of photos.

The website, called On This Spot, features a five part “Then and Now” series looking at the history of Downtown Vancouver and some of theΒ surrounding neighbourhoods. Andrew, the creator of the website, has taken historical photos from the Vancouver Archives and transposed them with photos of the exact same locations in present day.

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Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape