Driving through the past - a 1966 photo log made by rigging camera to dash

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure just recently release its latest video in their series: BC Road Trip Time Machine. This one chronicling the journey from Horseshoe Bay to New Westminster in 1966.

The video shows Highway 1, which was only one lane in each direction at the time, before the Upper Levels Highway was built. It features a number of notable landmarks on Georgia Street, including the Christ Church Cathedral, Hotel Georgia and the Hudson's Bay Building. Also visible is the Biltmore Moter Inn, the original Jim Pattison dealership and many of Kingsway's famous neon  signs.

From boxy station wagons to 39 cents per gallon gas, this video provides us with a nostalgic snapshot into B.C.'s past, before high-rise buildings filled Vancouver's downtown core. Have a look for yourself!


blast from past


Comments:
No comments

Post Your Comment:

The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB.