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Vintage Vancouver; The World In A City Circa 1980

Aerial View Of Vancouver From The 1970's

A promotional film highlighting the city of Vancouver and surrounding areas from the early 1980’s has been made available courtesy of the Vancouver Film Archives. “It features several aerial views of the city and highlights the many activities available to enjoy in or near the city.”

The 25 minute video reel was shot in 25.4 mm film and created by Yaletown Productions Inc. The video showcases attractions like Stanley Park, Gastown, English Bay, Science World, Squamish Days and even the Expo 86 site under construction. The World’s Fair was held in Vancouver from May until October of 1986 which aligns with the documentary title “Vancouver: The World in a City”.

Directed and edited by Mike Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Tom Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau. Produced by Yaletown Productions.




Written by Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Courtesy: Vancouver Film Archives, Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-341 / Ella’s Archives

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