Antique print dated 1895. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a brown frame with mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a gold frame, your choice. RtW.194.
Entitled – Vancouver.
From the C.P.R. Hotel, showing Harbour.
From a Photo by Notman & Son, Montreal.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Vancouver. – The journey from Victoria to Vancouver is accomplished by steamer in about four hours. This city, named, like Vancouver Island, after the British seaman who explored the Puget Sound in 1793, is beautifully situated on the south shore of Burrard Inlet on a narrow neck or peninsula surrounded by water on three sides. Vancouver practically dates from 1885, when it was chosen as the terminus of the famous Canadian Pacific Railway, the longest line in the world, whose system extends over a distance of 9,180 miles. Amazing as it may seem, the population of Vancouver City ten years ago was only 600; to-day it is probably 21,000. The traveller may commence his sojourn here by ascending the tower of the Vancouver Hotel, which commands a truly magnificent view. At one’s feet lies the city of Vancouver, inclosed by Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and False Creek. Farther to the west one looks outwards towards the Gulf of Georgia, beyond which rise the dark mountains of Vancouver Island. Across Burrard Inlet lie the white houses of the Indian village of Moodyville, reached by ferry four times daily, and which is backed by the heavily wooded, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. To the south-east is seen the conical snow-peak of Mount Baker, 60 miles away, while the Olympic Mountains loom up on the south and south-west. The immediate environs of the town are occupied by forests of noble pines, cedars, firs, and spruces. The harbour shown in the above view is entered by a narrow channel, through which the water rushes with great speed. As a rule, quite a little fleet of vessels is to be seen here, including at least one of the great Japan liners and perhaps a British gunboat or two.
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