Blast from the Past: The Downtown Vancouver Waterfront in 1927!

Can you recognize where this photo was taken?

Pier BC


Believe it or not, this shot was take in 1927 when the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Pier B-C opened for the first time. The enormous complex accommodated passenger and freight connecting between trains, Coastal ships and Empress ships.

On January 8 1986 (some 58 years later) the Pan Pacific Vancouver and Canada Place opened its doors for the first time for Expo 86′. What now lies here looks something a little more like this!

View of Canada Place from my hotel room on the tenth floor

Photo Credit: James Malone