The Ministry of Transportation released a video of Vancouver from 1966! They drive the Sea to Sky Highway from Horseshoe Bay, Over the Lions Gate Bridge through downtown Vancouver, up Main street then onto Kingsway to Burnaby. It was part of their ‘photologs’ where they would mount a camera on a car and produce a film on 16mm.

The Ministry said in a blog post that “these roads were classified as provincial Highways 1 and 99 until the early 1970s. In fact, Kingsway was also a component of the Trans-Canada Highway until construction was completed on the current alignment of the TCH across the Fraser River on the Port Mann Bridge in 1964.”

It’s pretty cool to watch. And by golly, they got through Vancouver in no time. If anything has changed the most, it’s the amount of traffic!

Filed under: Horseshoe Bay, Roads, S2S, Vancouver