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Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.) Automobiles With digital objects
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Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

1) Howe Sound Cruise 2) [Grand Coulee Dam Construction] - SF/Golden Gate 3) Van Streets Pre-Royal Visit

Item is a film containing footage of the Howe Sound cruise ship leaving the Burrard Inlet harbour in downtown Vancouver, the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver, a cruise ship passing by Lighthouse Park and docking in Howe Sound, Britannia Beach, the Britannia Mine, the Grand Coulee Dam construction and land excavation. Film also shows a sequence at a zoo with tigers and bears, a car driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, Vancouver street scenes with flags and banners in preparation for the royal visit, City Hall and views looking north from the Burrard Bridge at downtown Vancouver.

P.N.E. Parades 50, 51, 52, 53, and 56 - P.N.E. Ground [s] 60 and 61

Item is a film showing P.N.E. parades and the P.N.E. grounds. The film contains footage of parade floats, cheerleaders, marching bands, Mounties and Shriners. The film also shows crowds gathered in downtown Vancouver, and features the surrounding buildings and landmarks, likely on Hastings Street. The film contains candid shots of the P.N.E. grounds including P.N.E. visitors boarding amusement park rides, participating in arcade games, eating at concession stands, looking at attractions and attending the horse races.

Stanley Park and [North] Shore - Horseshoe Bay and Malahat Hwy. - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowlers to Victoria - returned to Vancouver

Item is a film showing the view from inside an automobile travelling the road along the Stanley Park causeway and going across the Lions Gate Bridge towards the North Shore. Film contains scenes from within the car, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, aboard the ferry, scenes along the Malahat highway, Duncan, Ladysmith, Malahat Lookout, Victoria Auto Court Motel. The film concludes with a return trip to Vancouver, driving across the Granville Street Bridge, through downtown and across a viaduct.

Vancouver footage

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. Footage shows the Georgia Hotel, the Court House (now Vancouver Art Gallery), a parade in downtown Vancouver, various scenes with automobiles, as well as some candid scenes in rural areas.

Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street

Item part is a photograph from Maple Tree Square with a view west down Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street Some pedestrians walk through the square while others are congregating around a Greyhound bus. The identified establishments in the photograph are The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street), The International Gold Scale (121 Carrall Street), Lickety Split, and the partial signage of the Old Spaghetti Factory is visible further along Water Street The statue of Gassy Jack is visible at the far right.

Pedestrians walking through Maple Tree Square outside the Hotel Europe

Item part is a photograph of pedestrians crossing through Maple Tree Square. The view is of the Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) and looking at the Powell Street entrance to the square. Other identified establishments in the photo are Fulano imports (4 Powell Street), the Savoy Cabaret (6 Powell Street), and The Boiler Room.

Cars driving through Maple Tree Square outside the Hotel Europe

Item part is a photograph of automobiles driving through Maple Tree Square. The view is of the Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) and looking at the Powell Street entrance to the square. Other identified establishments in the photo are Fulano imports (4 Powell Street), the Savoy Cabaret (6 Powell Street), and The Boiler Room.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes the front sidewalk, the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building, and part of the parking lot. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building, some of the external decorations, and the side parking lot with automobiles.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes some of the front facade and the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from across the street. Includes street view of automobiles and the front facade.

The Dory Shop and The Esquire Shop

Item part is a photograph of the storefronts of The Dory Shop (1150a Robson Street) and The Esquire Shop (1150b Robson Street), with parked vehicles and shoppers looking in the front window. The photograph was taken from the other side of Robson Street.

Noah's Ark aquarium and pet shop

Item part is a photograph of the front window of Noah's Ark aquarium and pet shop (1144 Robson Street) with parked vehicles and shoppers looking in the front window. The photograph was taken from the other side of Robson Street.

European News & Import House and parked cars across Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of the sidewalk, awnings, entrance, and front window displays of the European News & Import House store (1044 Robson Street) with cars parked in front, taken from across Robson Street. "Scandinavian News Centre" is written on the awning.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes some of the front facade and the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background and the Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street) is visible on the left.

Water Street sidewalk, Trident Imports

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from outside Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street). A smiling Buddha sign for Trident Imports is sitting on the sidewalk. The signage and facade of the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) is visible at the right.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk outside the building. Signage for the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible further down the sidewalk. Across Water Street the storefront of Oceanic Coast Plus imports (26 Water Street) is visible. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk outside the building. Signage for the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible further down the sidewalk. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from across the street. Includes street view of automobiles and the front facade.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from across the street. Includes street view of automobiles and the front facade.

Water Street scene

Item part is a photograph of a section of Water Street. Pedestrians are visible on the sidewalk of both sides of the street, and traffic drives up the middle of Water Street. Storefronts and signage for various establishments are visible on both sides of the street. On the right the Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street), the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street), Design 21 (21 Water Street), and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible. The Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street) and Mind's Eye photographic gallery and bookstore (52 Water Street) are visible on the right. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

Seymour Street businesses across W. Georgia Street intersection

Item part is a photograph of traffic, pedestrians, and storefronts southwest along Seymour Street from across the W. Georgia Street and Seymour Street intersection. The Quadra Club (724 Seymour Street), The Pop-up Shop, Marine Garage Collision Repairs, and several unidentified establishments are visible along the southeast side of Seymour Street.

Birks Building, lower floors of the W. Georgia Street side

Item part is a photograph of the lower floors of the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) on the W. Georgia Street side, taken from outside the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street). The Birks clock and the intersection of Granville Street and W. Georgia Street is visible in the upper right corner.

Macdonald's Prescriptions, Helen's Beauty Salon, Air Canada

Item part is a photograph of a group people waiting on the sidewalk outside a set of shops on the ground floor of the Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street), taken from across the street. The establishments identified are Macdonald’s Prescriptions Ltd. (929 W. Georgia), Helen’s Beauty Salon Ltd. (925 W. Georgia) and an Air Canada location (905 W. Georgia).

European News and Import House

Item part is a photograph of storefronts on Robson Street focusing on the European News & Import House store (1044 Robson Street) and including a Fresh Egg and Butter Store to the left, and Standard Produce Co. (1052 Robson Street) to the right. "Scandinavian News Centre" is written on the awning.

Intersection of Burrard Street and Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of the shops across the intersection of Burrard Street and Robson Street, looking northwest up Robson Street Some of the establishments visible are the Toronto Dominion Bank (1000 Robson), Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd. (1008 Robson Street), The Card Shop (1001 Robson Street), White Spot (1025 Robson Street), and several other unidentified establishments in the area. The Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the background.

Gastown parking area, with Woodard's sign

Item part is a photograph of pedestrians on the sidewalk walking past double arches marking the entrance and exit to a Gastown parking area, a sign indicates "Woodward's parking". John Damer & Son Ltd. signage is visible in the background.

Trident Imports Ltd.

Item part is a photograph of the storefront windows of Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) from across the street.

Corner of Powell Street and Carrall Street

Item part is a photograph of a street scene at Maple Tree Square, Gastown, looking east down Powell Street The Europe Hotel (43 Powell Street) is visible in the left background with the signage for The Boiler Room in the centre.

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