It’s been chilly lately. Let’s see how people in Vancouver enjoyed the cold weather of past years.
In 1929, small bodies of water froze and it was possible to skate.
Couples cavorting on Trout Lake, 1929. Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-1901.
Kids of all ages enjoying the freeze-up at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, 1929. Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-1975.
It’s easy to find creative uses for snow!
Soldiers of the Military 68th Canadian Forces Army take time out from serious business to pelt each other with snow balls. Outside the Exhibition Building, ca. 1917
Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-591.
Two men, (possibly street car conductors) rolling a giant snowball, Kitsilano, ca. 1912. Maybe the start of a giant snowman? Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1584-: CVA 7-195.
Not many people swim outdoors in winter, but some are hardy enough to enjoy it.
Members of the Royal Life Saving Society preparing to brave the chilly waters of English Bay on a breezy Christmas Day, 1928. Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-1729.
Skiing has arrived! A few years ago considered a sport only for the reckless and foolhardy, skiing has suddenly grown to be one of the most popular sports on this continent.
Excerpt from tourism promotional brochure, 1936.
City of Vancouver Archives Pamphlet 1936-186.
Group of Skiers on Mount Seymour, 1940. Don Coltman, Steffens-Colmer Ltd. photograph. Reference code AM1545-S3-: CVA 586-122.
Perhaps you need a dog team to reach your ski cabin?
Dog Sledding on Grouse Mountain, January 27, 1929. Stuart Thomson photograph. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-2001.
Everyone loved having a photograph taken in front of the hollow tree. This one is a little different.
One-horse-open-sleigh riders pause for a photo-op in front of the giant hollow tree, Stanley Park, ca. 1910. Reference code AM54-S4-: St Pk P46.
Have fun in the cold!