Search the local history collection
Featured collections
Park Royal Construction Site

Cleared lot and building site for Park Royal shopping centre.

Park Royal Construction Site
Park Royal Construction

View of the Park Royal construction site including the beginning of a foundation.

Park Royal Construction
Park Royal Construction

View of buildings being built during the construction of Park Royal shopping mall.

Park Royal Construction
Park Royal Construction Log Burning

A man oversees log burning and lot clearing in preparation for the construction of Park Royal shopping centre.

Park Royal Construction Log Burning
Park Royal Construction

View of a cleared lot in preparation for the construction of Park Royal shopping centre.

Park Royal Construction
Crane Working on Park Royal Construction

View of a crane being used during the construction of Park Royal shopping centre.

Crane Working on Park Royal Construction
Park Royal Construction

View of partially completed structure during construction of Park Royal shopping centre.

Park Royal Construction
Park Royal Construction Site

View of Park Royal construction site and a parked pickup truck.

Park Royal Construction Site
Park Royal Construction Foundations

View of foundations for Park Royal shopping centre during construction.

Park Royal Construction Foundations
Park Royal Construction

View of Park Royal construction including the beginnings of brick walls.

Park Royal Construction
Park Royal Construction

Men working on a structure during the construction of Park Royal shopping mall. A truck that reads "Evans, Coleman, & Evans Tru-Mix concrete" can ...

Park Royal Construction
Pipe Laying During Park Royal Construction

View of a crane and men laying pipe down during the construction of Park Royal shopping centre.

Pipe Laying During Park Royal Construction
Construction of Park Royal North

View of construction on Park Royal North. A sign that reads "Anglo Construction" is also visible.

Construction of Park Royal North
Park Royal Construction

View of men laying pipes and a crane working on the Park Royal construction site. The side of the crane reads "G.W. Ledingham & Co. LTD. Contractors, ...

Park Royal Construction
Woolworth's and Woodwards

View west along front of new Woodwards and Woolworth's department stores at Park Royal Shopping Centre prior to opening in September 1950.

Woolworth's and Woodwards
Woolworth's sign lease

Left to Right: P.D. Willoughby, British Properties Manager; W.R. Milne, Woolworth's real estate manager for Canada; and R.D. Campbell, Woolworth's ...

Woolworth's sign lease
Vancouver View

View from British Properties overlooking Burrard Inlet with snow in foreground. Visible in background is Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, First ...

Vancouver View
Park Royal Sculpture

View of water fountain sculpture. This photo appeared in the North Shore Review, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1950, p.14. "Famous fountain beautifys Park ...

Park Royal Sculpture
Park Royal Publicity Photo

Sign: "British Properties Park Royal Shopping Centre, Watch it Grow!" with E. Richardson, British Properties Ltd., (right) and C.B.K. Van Norman, ...

Park Royal Publicity Photo
Park Royal Sculpture

Carrera marble water fountain by French sculptor Sylvain Salliere. View shows back of the sculpture looking east along Park Royal store fronts. This ...

Park Royal Sculpture
Park Royal Construction Site

View of Park Royal north side construction.

Park Royal Construction Site
Park Royal

Park Royal Shopping Centre: view across parking lot looking northwest at store fronts of Eilers Jewelers Diamons Watches, F.W. Woolworth Co., and ...

Park Royal
British Properties Roadway

View of gravel road leading to British Pacific Properties with car parked on side of road. Road cuts through forest with North Shore mountains in ...

British Properties Roadway
Park Royal Construction Site

View looking west from parking lot of Park Royal construction site.

Park Royal Construction Site
Park Royal Architect Drawing

C.B.K. Van Norman Architect 23-3-48 drawing. Perspective looking north-west from Marine Drive and Taylor Way. Steffens Colmer Studios Ltd. #60189

Park Royal Architect Drawing
Aerial Photo Sentinel Hill

Aerial photo of Park Royal, Sentinel Hill, British Properties, and Capilano Golf and Country Club.

Aerial Photo Sentinel Hill
Park Royal Publicity Photo

Sign: "British Properties Park Royal Shopping Centre, Watch it Grow!" with E. Richardson, British Properties Ltd., (left) and C.B.K. Van Norman, ...

Park Royal Publicity Photo
Park Royal

P.D. Willoughby (L), British Properties manager with R.D. Campbell, Woolworth's Canadian manager, look at Park Royal plans, 03 April, 1949. Steffens ...

Park Royal
Aerial Photo Park Royal

Aerial photo of Park Royal and Sentinel Hill with houses.

Aerial Photo Park Royal
Park Royal Publicity Photo

Sign: "British Properties Park Royal Shopping Centre, Watch it Grow!" with E. Richardson, British Properties Ltd., (left) and C.B.K. Van Norman, ...

Park Royal Publicity Photo
Muriel May

Head shot portrait of Muriel May. Sales representative for British Properties Ltd. This portrait appeared in an ad for the British Properties in the ...

Muriel May
Lions Gate Bridge

Photo taken from unknown high point in Stanley Park looking towards north shore mountains and Lions Gate Bridge. Lion sculpture can be seen on left ...

Lions Gate Bridge
Capilano Golf and Country Club

View south east from Capilano Golf Course over Vancouver Harbour.

Capilano Golf and Country Club
Aerial Park Royal

Aerial photo of newly opened Park Royal Shopping Centre looking north west. Keith Road, Marine Drive, Evelyn Drive, and Taylor Way can all be seen in ...

Aerial Park Royal
Park Royal Publicity Photo

Sign: "British Properties Park Royal Shopping Centre, Watch it Grow!" with E. Richardson, British Properties Ltd., (right) and C.B.K. Van Norman, ...

Park Royal Publicity Photo
Park Royal Construction Site

View north-west from Marine Drive of Park Royal construction site with Sentinel Hill in background.

Park Royal Construction Site
House in British Properties

View from British Properties showing new house in foreground with Burrard Inlet, Lions Gate Bridge, and the City of Vancouver in background. ...

House in British Properties
Aerial Photo

Aerial photo of Park Royal, Capilano River, and the bottom of Sentinel Hill.

Aerial Photo
Taylor Way

View north looking up Taylor Way at entrance to British Properties.

Taylor Way
British Properties Construction

View south east from British Properties construction of Vancouver Harbour, Burrard Inlet, and Lions Gate Bridge.

British Properties Construction