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Vancouver Fraser Valley street map

Communities included: Abbotsford, Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope Ladner, Langley (City), Langley (Township), Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver (City), North Vancouver (District), Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Tsawwassen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock

Vancouver : spectacular by nature : official courtesy map

Primary map on recto shows major roads, hotels, travel apartments, parks, golf courses, gardens, recreational facilities, historical and cultural attractions, shopping centres and other places of interest in the downtown, Stanley Park, Kitsilano and Fairview areas. The map on verso shows similar details for Greater Vancouver (including West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Richmond and White Rock.

Carta esferica de los reconocimientos hechos en la costa No. de America des de la parte en que empiezan a angoftar de Juan de Fuca hafta la salidade las Goletas Sutil y Mexicana

Item is a reproduction of a map depicting the Spanish explorations of the north-west coast of North American in 1795, specifically depicting the northern end of Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland. Illustrations are views of the entrance to Nootka Sound, and a view of "Cabo Frondoso" (Cape Cook?).

Railroads of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, 1882-1992

Primary map shows existing track, abandoned track, station buildings and bridges in the Greater Vancouver area from West Vancouver in the north to the United States border in the south and from Haney in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west. Ancillary maps show details of Vancouver B.C.E., C.No.P., C.P. and G.N. railroad yards and New Westminster B.C.E., C.No.P., C.P. details. The item also includes a chronology of railroad subsidiaries, takeovers and mergers.

Vancouver downtown property map

Item consists of a planning map depicting every building between Main Street and Stanley Park north of False Creek, showing the address, name (if a commercial building), number of floors, and type of use (commercial, apartments, vacant, etc. ). The map may be based on a City of Vancouver Planning Department map, partially re-purposed and published by Colliers Macaulay Nicholls.

Railroads of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Primary map shows railroads, railroad names, subdivisions, spurs or yards, timetable station names, station buildings, absolute signals, signal identities, hot boxes and/or dragging equipment detectors, mileboards, bridges and interchanges in the Greater Vancouver area from West Vancouver in the north to the United States border in the south and from Haney in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west. Ancillary maps show the B.C. Rail Squamish subdivision, the Vancouver B.N., C.N. and C.P. railroad yards, New Westminster C.N., C.P. and S.R.Y. railroad details, Burlington Northern Brunette details, the Canadian National Thornton Yard and Coquitlam C.P. details.

False Creek, Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a map showing street names and major landmarks around False Creek during Expo 86. Major pavilions on the fair site are labeled. An index map in the lower right-hand corner of the map shows the location of the primary map in relation to the rest of Greater Vancouver and the United States. The map also includes a short chronology of the history of False Creek and Granville Island. The cover of the envelope depicts a smaller version of the map.

Vancouver 1886-1986 : yesterday, gateway to the Pacific : today, crossroads of the world

Map is a souvenir poster reproduced from an original in the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada. The map shows lot numbers and lot boundaries for the city of Vancouver as of June 1886. The original map was entitled "Plan of the city of Vancouver, Western Terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway".

Devonshire Block 41

Item consists of a map similar to a planning map of the central downtown business district, showing the principal buildings and either their heights or total elevations. This may have been created as part of the development application for the Bank of British Columbia Building (now HBSC Bank Building) at 855 West Georgia Street, which was built at the site of the demolished Devonshire Hotel in 1987.

Sketch of the upper part of the Fraser River from Langley to Yale

Item is a modern reproduction of an Admiralty map showing landmarks, geographic features and First Nations settlements along the upper part of the Fraser River from Langley to Yale. The map includes five illustrations of various locations along the river, which correspond to locations noted on the map. The illustrations are labeled: View A - Fort Yale, View B - Emery Bar, View C - Mouth of the Quequealla (Coquihalla River?), View D - Cornish Bar and View M - Entrance of river, Mount Blanchard in the distance.

United Kingdom. Admiralty

City of Vancouver [park sites June/80]

Map is a City Engineering Department base map of Vancouver, with parks hand-coloured in green. Shows city blocks and Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Great Northern Railway lines. Golf courses, hospitals, schools, theatres and other structures are identified. "Metric Vancouver" and "Guide Map 15" appear in the bottom right corner of the map.

City of Vancouver

Map is a City Engineering Department base map of Vancouver, showing city blocks and Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Great Northern Railway lines. Parks, golf courses, hospitals, schools, theatres and other structures are identified. "Metric Vancouver" and "Guide Map 15" appear in the bottom right corner of the map.

Generalized land use : Greater Vancouver Regional District

Item is a map showing the general patterns of development in the member municipalities and electoral areas of the Greater Vancouver Regional District as of June 1979. Land use has been categorized according to the following categories : rural residential; single family residential; medium density residential; high density residential; commercial; industrial; extractive; transportation, communications and utilities; institutional; recreational areas and parks; farm; and open and undeveloped areas.

Vancouver. Lower Mainland

Item is a map made as a composite of scaled aerial photographs of the Lower Mainland. The photograph's boundaries are: the westernmost extent of the area covered is Passage Island in Horseshoe Bay; the easternmost is 216st Street, Maple Ridge; the northernmost is Lynn Headwaters Regional Park; and the southernmost is Drayton Harbour, Surrey.

McEllanney Surveying and Engineering

Chinatown existing

Item is an annotated photocopy of a map of Chinatown showing streets, buildings and the number of stories in each building. Includes the area bounded by Taylor Street, Hastings Street, Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. The Provincial Historic Site Boundary, designated February 2, 1971, is drawn and indicated on the map. Notations pertaining to the boundary and the indication of the number of stories in each building appear on the map.

A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America

Item is a map, which is a coloured reproduction made in 1974 of one of the charts made in 1798 of George Vancouver's surveys of the Pacific coast of North America. The plate depicts the area from Fitzhugh Sound, north to Prince Frederick Sound. The routes taken by Vancouver are marked. Inset map shows a survey of Port Stewart.

A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America

Item is a map, which is a coloured reproduction made in 1974 of one of the charts made in 1798 of George Vancouver's surveys of the Pacific coast of North America. The plate depicts the area from Cape Lookout, north to Cape Swain. The routes taken by Vancouver are marked. Inset map shows a survey of Port Stewart. Three inset maps show the entrance of the Columbia River, Port of Discovery and Gray's Harbour. The routes taken by Captain Vancouver are marked.

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