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A souvenir and correct map of the location of all the fair buildings of the Vancouver Exhibition

Item is a pamphlet promoting the Vancouver Exhibition and the Western Canada Fair. One one side, a map shows the layout and location of the Vancouver Exhibition grounds, and an index to locations on the map; the other side contains text promoting the Western Canada Fair, Vancouver, and British Columbia.

B.C. Electric Railway lines completed and under construction

Map shows B.C. Electric Railway lines completed (in red), B.C. Electric Railway lines under construction (in yellow), lot numbers and major roads in the Greater Vancouver area from Burrard Inlet in the north to the north arm of the Fraser River in the south and from New Westminster in the east to Point Grey in the west.

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.

Bus routes, city of Vancouver, November 26th, 1937

Item is a hand-drawn map showing additions to bus routes, proposed additions to bus routes, dates of bus route additions and miles of bus route additions in Vancouver. A November 26, 1937 edition of "The Buzzer" containing information on bus routes and a reproduction of the hand-drawn map has been affixed to the verso.

Canadian National Railways mountain region : Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a map showing major roads, highways, railways and industrial centres in the Lower Mainland (from Langley west). The map shows nine different railway lines and the Roberts Bank development, with land described based on four categories: First stage - causeway plus 50 acres; Federal government - ultimate development; Provincial government - reclaimed industrial land; and Provincial government - assembled land.

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 : Canadian Pacific town site

Primary map shows lot numbers and boundaries, streets, fire limits and "soundings in feet" (in English Bay, Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour and False Creek) in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and parts of Kitsilano and Fairview. The ancillary maps show an "Index plan of Vancouver, B.C.", an "Index plan of [Vancouver] city limits" and "Canadian Pacific Mail Steamship Lines" (a map of Canadian Pacifc steamship routes around the world). On recto, the item also includes a description of Stanley Park and an illustration of Vancouver's inner harbour. On verso, the item includes descriptions of major Vancouver residences, imports, exports, businesses and other landmarks.

City of Vancouver : Residential lots, Area B, Champlain Heights

Item contains information on the sale of lots in Champlain Heights by the City of Vancouver. A map shows lot numbers, lot sizes, lot values and sidewalk crossings in the area from Rosemont Drive in the north to 63rd Avenue in the south and from Butler Street in the east to Kerr Street in the west, and text outlines the details associated with sales.

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.

Commercial Map of Greater Vancouver and District [BC]

The map shows the Greater Vancouver Area and its roads, streets, and residential, commercial, and industrial districts in July 1924. In accordance with the legend, the map shows railroads, electric railways, parks, and buildings. The map uniquely depicts the center of Vancouver which is approximately 5400 feet and spans from Water and Railway Street to Prior Street and Abbott Street to Princess Street. The center circle then concentrically expands outwards with other circles marking every mile outward.
Additionally, there are annotations in black, red, yellow, and green. The black annotations mark topography and contour lines with listed elevations. The red annotations mark water gauges. The yellow annotations indicate the best routes through the City and District as suggested by the Automobile Club of BC. The green annotations appear for an unknown reason.
The Westernmost road on the map is Marine Drive and the Easternmost is Columbia Street and North Road while the Northernmost road on the map is Dempsey St. in North Vancouver and the Southernmost point is No. 20 Road.

Composite industrial map of the metropolitan area, Lower Mainland, British Columbia

Item is a map showing areas either occupied by industry or zoned for industry in the following municipalities of the Lower Mainland: Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and West Vancouver. Industrial areas are categorized as either light or heavy industry. New housing developments, main traffic arteries, railways and municipal boundaries are also indicated.

Corporation of Point Grey : topographical plan of ABCDE D.L. 317 and HIJK D.L. 318 : Marine Drive & Vancouver & Lulu Railway to Fraser River between Angus St. [Drive] & Milton St

Item is a topographical plan of Point Grey showing the area from Angus Drive to Granville Street and 71st Avenue to the Fraser River, including property in D.L. 317 and D.L. 318. Plan shows the locations of the Vancouver and Lulu Island Railway, as well as ponds, dams, barns, houses and offices.

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.

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