Vancouver in the Past: English Bay in 1905

A blast from the past featuring Vancouver's English Bay in 1905

Credit: Philip Timms, Vancouver Public Library; Joe Fortes, City of Vancouver archives

Everyone loves a day at the beach

The more things change, the more they stay the same. More than 100 years have passed since this photo was taken in 1905, and while the fashion has evolved and the waterfront has changed, one thing has remained constant year after year: Vancouverites love English Bay on a sunny summer day.


Did you know?

English Bay resident Seraphim Joseph Fortes, commonly known as Joe Fortes, was appointed Vancouver’s first official lifeguard in 1900.