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This vintage aerial footage of Vancouver in 1984 will take you back to pre-Expo days (VIDEO)

Videos, Vancouverites, Vancouver History, News, Life

This vintage aerial footage of Vancouver in 1984 will take you back to pre-Expo days (VIDEO)

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Jenni Sheppard Sep 18, 2017 3:57 am 2,829

An awesome vintage video showing sweeping aerial shots of Vancouver in 1984 has emerged online – and it will make you hark back to our city’s pre-Expo 86 days.

The silent footage shows aerial views of BC Place, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, the Seawall, Downtown Vancouver, and the old-style SeaBus.

Also featured in the 24-minute video are the Convention Centre and the Expo Centre (now Science World) under development, as well as the rest of the Expo 86 site.

And if you keep watching, you’ll also see log booms on the Fraser River, the Vancouver Airport, the UBC campus, an almost empty Lions Gate Bridge.

The video was unearthed from the Vancouver Archives by Facebook page, Be Vancouver, a project of the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA).

According to the Vancouver Archives, the film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard Vancouver – The World in a City.

It just goes to show, Vancouver has always been awesome, even if the world didn’t know it.


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Jenni Sheppard
Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler. Have a story to tell? Email [email protected]

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