This historic vacation pamphlet explains how to see Vancouver

Vancouver’s tourism market in 2023 is a person of the big drivers of the economy.

In 1923 it wasn’t as large as it is now, but the town still drew readers from around the world, many thanks to being situated on Canada’s western shore. To aid information those people arriving listed here, the Larger Vancouver Vacationer Bureau published data (this was pre-Google Maps by a number of a long time) like this vacation brochure from 1923.

Titled “How to See Vancouver” it has all the big highlights. And to assist travelers prepare their trips, it’s helpfully damaged down into a working day-by-working day itinerary, so very long as they want to remain all-around for almost two weeks.

“This Bureau is at the provider of strangers,” notes the brochure. “Maps, guides, details on hotels, apartments, resorts, and so forth. descriptive literature on Vancouver and British Columbia, equipped cost-free of cost.”

It goes on to counsel mail be resolved to the bureau’s office environment.

The major sight at the time is a sightseeing vacation via Stanley Park. The oldest park in Vancouver was nearly 40 decades previous at the time and offered a combine of manicured parkland and wild spots, which include the hollow tree and Brockton Point. Nevertheless, the aquarium and even the Lions Gate Bridge have been several years in the foreseeable future.

A tour about Marine Push is also recommended for a visitor’s 1st day in the town, with highlights such as the vista across the Strait of Ga, which is however well-known right now. Plenty of sights on the listing are gone now, and likely would not rank high if they have been nevertheless all around, like the Governing administration Wireless Station and the Authorities Aerodrome.

In excess of the times the tourism bureau also propose persons look at out the library (located at Key and Hastings at the time), the museum (situated in the identical constructing), and the nearby war memorials.

Vancouver’s multicultural character was now founded to some extent by 1923 (even though some problematic language is employed). The brochure suggests examining out the Japanese and Chinese districts or the Sikh Temple in the metropolis.

However, the only reference to Indigenous peoples is a point out that steamships travelling north stop at First Country villages. No point out of 1st Nations people today or heritage in Vancouver is made.

Vancouver’s normal natural beauty (notably North Vancouver) and exploration are played up to a great degree as very well, with excursions to Capilano and Lynn Valley canyons suggested (the Capilano Suspension Bridge was now a well-known vacationer attraction by this time), alongside with Grouse Mountain and other areas.

With few tourism sights in the metropolis designed up, the towns all around Vancouver are also prompt as their very own destinations for day visits, which include Port Moody (a ferry is prompt), Chilliwack (the electric powered railway built it that significantly in the 1920s) and Bowen Island (attainable through steamship).

Apart from the working day-by-day suggestions, the brochure also features a couple of other highlights, like neighborhood theatres for each stage and “transferring photographs” (the Orpheum was in its vaudeville period), churches (only Christian locations are mentioned) and golf equipment (as in the neighborhood Kiwanis, Lions, and Auto Club of B.C.).

To see the complete-sizing impression documents of the brochure, side 1 can be viewed in this article and side two can be found here.

If you want to look at out the archives oneself from home, you can search their electronic holdings on the web.