Vancouver 10 Year Challenge: Then And Now

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The 10 Year Challenge has been taking the world by storm with people posting comparison photos of themselves all over social media.

But whether or not aging hit you hard—our city still looks amazing with the subtle changes this last decade has seen.

Check out these before and after photos of places in Vancouver from (about) 10 years ago.

Vancouver 10 Year Challenge

Jack Poole Plaza

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Photo: VPSN/Flickr

Before it became Jack Poole Plaza, it was known as Thurlow Plaza. And of course, it didn’t have the iconic Olympic Cauldron from the 2010 Winter Games or one of the best Cactus Club Cafe locations in the city.

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Photo: dronepicr/Flickr

BC Place

BC Place looks a lot different 10 years later with the recent addition of the Parq Casino & Hotel. It even has restaurants inside including Victor with a sprawling patio overlooking BC Place.

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Photo: GoToVan/Flickr

Vancouver Skyline

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Photo: Bill Moore/Flickr

It’s managed to stay relatively the same over the last decade, besides the addition of the Trump tower in the downtown core. The 63-storey building is the second tallest in Vancouver and was completed in 2016.

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Photo: ryan_watmough/Flickr

Granville Street

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Photo: Photocatvan/Flickr

Vancouver’s bustling Granville Street has certainly lost and replaced memorable venues over the last decade, but luckily we still have the iconic Orpheum and Vogue theatres.

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Photo: janicelemon793/Flickr

Still The Same & Beautiful

English Bay

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Photo: Neil Roger/Flickr

English Bay, with the beach, city buildings and Stanley Park off in the distance, it’s easily one of Vancouver’s most beautiful spots. It’s always been gorgeous, something that will likely never change.

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Photo: luke.me.up/Flickr

Science World

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Photo: Bo Liu/Flickr

Science World along with False Creek look as stunning as ever in both of these photos, the above shot was taken in 2009 and the below in 2018.

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Photo: Tim Sipkens/Flickr

Brockton Point Lighthouse

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Photo: Leo Sash/Flickr

Stanley Park’s iconic Brockton Point lighthouse looks just as good (if not better) 10 years later.

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Photo: Christie by the river/Flickr

Burrard Street Bridge

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Photo: alimarin/Flickr

One of the city’s most architecturally stunning bridges looks good in both these photos, with the first being from 2008 and the second 2018.

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Photo: eddieeddieeddie/Flickr

For more nostalgic photos of Metro Vancouver, check out these blasts from the past: Playdium, Rainforest Cafe and take a look at the city’s once popular night clubs.

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