Image: Vancouver Archives, 1903, view of Kitsilano looking north from 1875 7th Avenue, showing Chief Samuel North’s house at 1850 6th Avenue. AM54-S4-: Be P46.2
If you love Kits as much as we do, it’s really fun to poke around the City of Vancouver Archives for vintage photos of the old days in our neighbourhood.
Here’s a selection of 6 images from 1900-1940. Take a coffee break and travel back in time with us. Things that will jump out: extensive forest (and massive old growth trees), bears playing among the housing developments on our side of the inlet, good-looking craftsmen houses, and the crowning of a Kitsilano Queen!
Image: Vancouver Archives, 1920, bear cubs from Kitsilano forest [at] 1820 Waterloo Street. AM1584-: CVA 7-23
Image: Vancouver Archives, 1935, Junction of Cornwall and Cedar at entrance to Burrard Street Bridge, AM54-S4
Image: Vancouver Archives, 1936 crowning of Kitsilano Queen Marjorie Wilson by Mrs. G.G. McGeer, AM303-: CVA 294-47
Image: Vancouver Archives, 1920, Kits craftsman houses, AM1535-: CVA 99-1347
Image: Vancouver Archives, 1911, three men on stump after felling a tree in Kitsilano forest, AM1584-: CVA 7-69