8 by 8 – Vancouver Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Vancouver Panoramas

Being a Vancouver city history buff was not a qualification needed in order to enjoy the City of Vancouver Archives presentation at the H.R. MacMillan Space Center.

The Way it Was

The photos were captured on rolls of film that were 8 inches wide and up to 8 feet long. Captured by William J. Moore, these fantastic panoramic images of Vancouver date back to the early 1900’s.

Recently the archives staff been able to fully digitize that precious film stock and have made them readily available on their Flickr site.


A highlight of the presentation is being placed in the middle of these photos via the 360 degree venu offered by the Planetarium. Viewing these photos wrapped around the ceiling of the planetarium time ports you back 100 years to immerse you into those early days of Vancouver.

37th and Arbutus

Here is a small sample of the work. This is Kerrisdale at 37th and Arbutus. Take the time to note how you can see the all the way to English Bay, the north shore mountains, the tram station and the beginnings of the Kerrisdale neighourhoods.

8 X 8

37th and arbutus

Your Virtual Ticket to Early Vancouver

On Flickr – Vancouver City Archives Moores Panoramas

*All Photos Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives

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