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February 23, 2022

Western Canada in 1947 Through Wonderful Color Photos

After the war, close to a million veterans reentered civilian life, marrying, having children (this was the start of the “baby boom” in Canada), and going on a buying binge.

Western Canada in 1947

For the first time since the Great Depression years, Canadians indulged themselves, but the dramatic increase in consumption put tremendous pressure on Canada’s balance of payments with the United States: much of what Canadians were buying was manufactured by its southern neighbor. It also added to inflationary pressures that stimulated industrial unrest, especially in 1945–46.

Organized labour had virtually doubled in size during the war, and the unions were ready and willing to demonstrate their new strength by staging major auto, steel, and transportation strikes.

Here below is a set of wonderful color photos from dianp that shows Western Canada in 1947.

Banff Springs Hotel, 1947

Banff. Cascade Mountains and Bow River, 1947

Banff. Chephero Mountain, 1947

Banff. Johnston Canyon, near Banff, 1947

Banff. Moraine Lake and Valley of Ten Peaks, 1947

Banff. Sign at Banff Railway Station, 1947

Alberta. Bow River, Mt Eisenhower - 9,390 ft, 1947

Alberta. Mt Eisenhower - 9,390 ft, 1947

Emerald Lake, 1947

Field. CPR line along Kicking Horse River, 1947

Field. Kicking Horse River, 1947

Fraser River Canyon, 1947

Great Divide, 1947

Kicking Horse River - Natural Bridge, 1947

Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, 1947

Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, 1947

Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, 1947

Lake Louise. Chateau Lake Louise, 1947

Takakkaw Falls, 1947

Vancouver skyline, 1947

Vancouver. City Hall, 1947

Vancouver. Court House, 1947

Vancouver. Harbor from hotel, 1947

Vancouver. Hotel Vancouver on Burrard Street, 1947

Vancouver. Hotel Vancouver, 1947

Vancouver. Lion's Gate Bridge, 1947

Vancouver. Lion's Gate Bridge, 1947

Vancouver. Pavilion in Stanley Park, 1947

Victoria. Empress Hotel from harbor, 1947

Victoria. Empress Hotel from Parliament Buildings, 1947

Victoria. Entering harbor, 1947

Victoria. Harbor from room in Empress Hotel, 1947

Victoria. Home of late R.B. Butchard, 1947

Victoria. Policeman on street, 1947

Victoria. Red and white May trees, Empress Hotel Gardens, 1947

Victoria. Red and white May trees, Empress Hotel Gardens, 1947

Victoria. Thunderbird Park - Totem Poles, 1947

Winnipeg. Manitoba Parliament Building, 1947

Yale. CPR station, 1947

Yoho Valley - Spiral Tunnel, 1947




2 comments:

  1. Too bad beautiful Canada is now a totalitarian state with a globalist/communist in charge.

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  2. My Canada is still as wonderfully free as it was in 1947 after having taking part in defeating those intend on destroying freedom. We did it once and will do it again.
    Grateful to the posting of these pictures.
    Thank you

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