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Granville Street as a Path in the Forest? Factories and Sawmills in Yaletown?

Check out this very cool video narrated by local historian and author John Atkin and for the South Granville Business Improvement Association on the history of Vancouver’s South Granville district.

I find it fascinating how quickly Vancouver has changed in the last 100 years. Some of the old pictures in the video show Yaletown, South Granville, and False Creeks industrial past. Who would imagine today that the condos towers in these areas were at one time in Vancouver’s industrial heart!

Check out his mention of the Aristocratic Restaurant at Granville and Broadway! My grandparents went there when they dated in the 1930’s!

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