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B.C. Electric plan showing bus stops in Vancouver

Item contains three maps showing transit routes, bus stops and bus zones in the city of Vancouver. Inset maps show the "Seasonal 'round the park route and stops" in Stanley Park and the "University bus route" in the University Endowment Lands. The main map extends from Smith Avenue to Burrard Inlet to Blanca Street to Marine Drive.

Canadian Pacific Railway. Plan of part of branch line from Port Moody. A point on main line C.P.R. to English Bay, B.C.

Map shows a survey conducted by the Canadian Pacific Railway of English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Coal Harbour, including a rough outline of area and lots. Note on map reads "Certified as a correct plan showing the land required for right of way Burrard Inlet B.C., February 22, 1886. H.J. Cambie, Engineer in Charge." Map is certified as correct and signed by various C.P.R. officials, including W.C. Van Horne.

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.

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.

City of Vancouver

Item is a copy of sections of a November 1889 fire insurance map that have been pieced together. Includes the area between Seymour and Dunlevy Streets, from the south shore of the Burrard Inlet to Keefer Street. Map shows Chinatown, part of False Creek, and buildings and their uses (commercial, residential, industrial). The name of the business, business owner, or type of business is noted for most commercial and industrial buildings.

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, British Columbia [index map]

Item is an index map of Vancouver showing the boundaries of the sectional maps in this file. Map includes streets, roads and railways; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; First Nations reserves, government buildings, cemeteries, parks and businesses along the waterfront.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

City of Vancouver, Canadian Pacific Town Site

The map shows the area currently occupied by Downtown Vancouver and parts of Kitsilano. It shows the location of C.P.R. Wharf, Royal City Saw Mills, Hastings Saw Mill and Wharf, Leamy and Kyle's Saw Mill and other saw mills. "Streets graded and side-walked marked thus . . . . .." An insert shows "Canadian Pacific Mail Steamship Lines" on a map of the world. The north shore of Burrard Inlet indicates the locations of "Indian Houses" and a mission church.

It might have been Albert City, 1858, New Georgia 1792 : it was Granville, 1870, British Columbia, 1871 : it is Vancouver, 1886, British Columbia, 1871 : it is Vancouver, 1886, Canada, 1867

Item is a map compiled and drawn by J.S. Matthews, City Archivist showing historic place names of Vancouver and the North Shore and listing some historic Burnaby names. A note in the bottom left hand corner reads: "Memorada. The precise location of "Albert City" is unknown, Narveaz was first; 150 years passed before his name was given to a landmark. His vessel's name "Santa Saturnina" has never been applied to anything at all."

Location of ferry pedestrian subway, Vancouver, B.C.

Item is an architectural drawing depicting a subway (underground) pedestrian walkway to run underneath the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, linking Alexander Street to the North Vancouver Ferry Co. dock. Ramp grades are indicated. The drawing shows the location of the North Vancouver Ferry Company; Evans, Coleman and Evans Limited; and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineer's Office

Map of City of Vancouver, British Columbia [index map]

Item is an index map of Vancouver showing the boundaries of the sectional maps in this file. Map includes streets, roads and railways; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; First Nations reserves, golf courses, cemeteries, parks and businesses along the Burrard Inlet waterfront.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

Map of portion New Westminster District

Item is a heavily-amended copy of a map illustrating intended land settlement and subdivision in 1877 in the future sites of Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, from an area bordering on English Bay to an area bordering on North Arm. Also shown are bodies of water, Hastings & Granville Road, and the settlements of Hastings and Granville. Annotations by J.S. Matthews in 1954 made on the copy are tracings in white pen and darkening the background to improve the copy.

Metropolitan Vancouver

Item is a map showing the locations and names of major businesses and corporations in the Greater Vancouver area. The map also shows major roads, highways, railways and proposed highway routes. 5 mile and 10 mile radius circles are depicted around the "geographical centre of metropolitan Vancouver." Map background is a mosaic of aerial photographs.

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